Old cameras

Other Passions 2: 1950 Exakta Varex camera
Exakta Varex, Dresden 1950-51,
Schneider Xenar 105mm/3.5 bellows lens.
This combination focuses all the way from 1 cm for extreme close-ups (macro), to a few metres for portraits, to infinity for landscapes.
It would have been used in laboratories or clinics, or outdoors for entomology or botany.
 Exakta Varex
The same camera from the rear.
A magnifying viewing lens is inserted in place of the standard viewfinder, in order to facilitate focusing.
The knob on the right is a special feature, a precision clockwork timer for timed delays up to 12 seconds, or long exposures up to 12 seconds.
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