Lens: Tessar 50mm/f2.8 Serial #5686537
Manufactured by Carl Zeiss Jena, the Werra offers a high degree of control with a minimalist design. On the top plate, there is only a shutter release button. Most of the other controls are incorporated into the lens barrel. For example, twisting the covered ring around the lens barrel will cock the shutter and advance the film. The lens cap also doubles as a shade. The Werra III has a coupled rangefinder with interchangeable lenses.
Made: 1954 – 1966, West Germany
Date Purchased: Aug 22, 2010