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 extre fresnel lens and/or a split
screen in the finder. Mine is a simple Pentina with plein screen and
Camera front. Shutter release and standard lens, a good F2.8 50mm.
back. Film counter and advance lever.
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.