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Perfekta is a series of medium format film box cameras made by VEB Rheinmetall Büromachinenwerk-Sömmerda,Thüringen, former East Germany, and introduced in c.1954.[1]

Their bodies are made in black bakelite, with cream-coloured controls. The film is 120 roll for 6x6cm frames.



Perfekta I


  • Also known as Perfekta I
  • Rigid rectangular front
  • Viewfinder: Large eye-level flip-up frame finder
  • Lens: Achromat 80mm f/7.7
  • Aperture: f/7.7-f/11-f/16 controlled by a small knob below the lens
  • Shutter: one speed, M and Z (Instant and B) shutter control on the side of the lens barrel
  • Flash sync: with or without flash synchronized versions
  • Shutter-release was a button below the lens, opposite the aperture knob
  • The design is very much like the Druopta Efekta, except for the placement of the shutter control and release.
Perfekta II 05
Perfekta II 03
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Perfekta script

The name in script

Perfekta IIEdit

  • There is a version of the Perfekta II with name in script
  • Also sold as Tower 66P by Sears
  • Lens: Achromat 80mm f/7.7, on collapsable rectangular telescoping front, filter slip-on
    • Aperture: round rotary aperture holes on a plate: f/7.7, f/11, f/16; setting: bronze thumb wheel with scale, below the lens-shutter barrel
    • Focus range: fixed focus
  • Shutter: simple spring rotary, speeds: 1/25-1/50-1/100 +B; setting: ring and scale on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Cocking and Shutter release: by the same knob, w/cable release socket, on the top plate, not works when the lens collapsed
  • Double exposure prevention
  • Viewfinder: reverse telescopic finder
  • Winding knob: on the top plate
  • Flash PC socket: on the lens-shutter barrel
  • Cold-shoe: none
  • Self-timer: none
  • Back cover: removable, w/ red window and lid, opens by a fingernail notch on the left of the camera
  • Engraving on the back cover: VEB Rheinmetall
  • Tripod socket: 3/8"
  • Strap lugs: none
  • Body: bakelite; Weight: 281g
  • Serial no. none


Modell p66

Model p66Edit

  • Introduced in c.1955
  • A name variant of Perfekta II, marked 'Export Model' on back.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. McKeown's p.820

Links Edit

in French:

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