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Beier Beirette (1963)

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Beirette (1963) is a 35mm film viewfinder camera made by Beier and introduced in c.1963. It is in the long lasting Beier Beirette series.

Its lens plate is symmerically rounded on the bottom. It has new wedge shaped shutter release on the side of the lens plate. The former shutter release is now the cable release socket. Shutter release button is metal with leatherette inset. It was also sold as Revue 35N by Foto-Quelle. [1]

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images by Süleyman Demir


  • Lenses: Meyer Trioplan 45mm f/3.5 or Ludwig Meritar 45mm f/2.8; filter slip-on
    • Aperture: up to f/22 setting: no click stops, ring and scale behind the lens
    • Focus range: 0.6-8m +inf
  • Focusing: front element focusing, manual, guess the distance, ring, scale and DOF scales on front of the lens
  • Shutter: GW[2] Junior II three speeds everset 1/30,1/60,1/125 +B; setting: indented ring and dial on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Shutter release: on the right side of the lens mount, double exposure prevention, pressing it cocks and releases the shutter
  • Cable release socket: separate from the shutter release, on top of the lens flange
  • Winding lever: short stroke rapid advance, on the right of the top plate,
  • Frame counter: decreasing type, auto reset, window on the back of the top plate, not works without film in the camera
  • Viewfinder: reverse telescopic finder, parallax correction for N (normal) and infinity by slightly sliding the eyepiece
  • Re-wind knob: on the top plate
  • Re-wind release: on the back of the top-plate, set T or R
  • Flash PC socket: on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Cold-shoe
  • Memory dial: on the winding lever knob
  • Self-timer: none
  • Back cover: removable, opens by a latch on the right side of the camera
  • Film loading: shutter not works if no film in the camera, hinged film pressure plate
  • Tripod socket: ¼”
  • Strap lugs: none
  • Body: metal; Weight: 356g

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. McKeown's p.117
  2. The "GW" is the Logo of "Gebrüder Werner" (Werner brothers), a shutter manufacturer and supplier of the Dresden camera industry. They produced also "Priomat" shutter


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