OddCameras.com                         Pentacon Pentina

The Pentina was a 35mm film SLR camera with a leaf shutter behind the lens. It had
interchangeable lenses, 30, 50, 85 and 135mm were available. The camera was a radically new construction, based on a frame with covers. It was developed by a designer from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, Jürgen Peters, in 1958. It went into construction in 1961 at the VEB Pentacon Dresden.

There were 2 "generations" of models with minor variations. Each generation had a cheap model without meter. The rest is a question of an extra fresnel lens and/or a split screen in the finder. Mine is a simple Pentina with plein screen and meter.

Some photos:

Camera front. Shutter release and standard lens, a good F2.8 50mm.

Camera back. Film counter and advance lever.

Camera bottom. Film type reminder, rewind unlock, tripod socket, ISO setting, rewind handle (extensible) and back cover release on the edge.

Seen from above. Accessory shoe and meter which still works.

Camera with standard lens.

Lens detached, bajonet mount.

Camera back open.

Film compartment.