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The Colorette Super is a line of rangefinder made by Braun from abt. 1956 to 1959. Several variants have been marketed, with fixed or interchangeable lense, with or without lightmeter. The naming of the models is similar to the Paxette :

  • Colorette Super II : rangefinder and interchangeable lense
  • Colorette Super II B : rangefinder, interchangeable lense and uncoupled lightmeter
  • Colorette Super II BL : rangefinder, interchangeable lense, uncoupled lightmeter and frame finder
  • Colorette Super I B : rangefinder, fixed lense and uncoupled lightmeter
  • Colorette Super I BL : rangefinder, fixed lense, uncoupled lightmeter and frame finder


All interchangeable-lense models have a Synchro Compur shutter and a Deckel bayonet mount. The mount is exactly the same as the Voigtländer Vitessa one, so all lenses can be mounted on it.
All fixed-lense models have a Compur Rapid shutter.

The Colorette has been sold in the USA by Wittnauer under the name "Professional" and by Sears & Roebuck under the name "Tower Colorette".



Deckel mount Colorette lenses Edit

  • Steinheil Culmigon 35 mm f/4.5
  • Schneider Curtagon 35 mm f/2.8
  • Rodenstock Eurygon 35 mm f/4.0
  • Steinheil Cassarit 50 mm f/2.8
  • Steinheil Culminar 50 mm f/2.8
  • Schneider Xenar 50 mm f/2.8
  • Rodenstock Ysarex 50 mm f/2.8
  • Rodenstock Rotelar 85 mm f/4.0
  • Schneider Tele Arton 85 mm f/4.0
  • Schneider Tele Xenar 135 mm f/4.0
  • Rodenstock Rotelar 135 mm f/4.0

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