Pentacon FB - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Pentacon FB

1957

VEB Zeiss-Ikon

Dresden

German Democratic Republic

Image of Pentacon FB

Lens:
f2.8, 50 mm Tessar, semi-automatic iris diaphragm to f16. Depth-of-field scale. 42 mm screw mount. Serial no. 5751044 .

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1 - 1/1000, B. Standard PC flash socket.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body.

Format:
36, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm film held in cassette.

Focusing:
Helical to 0.5 metre.

Attributes:
Reflex through taking lens. Roof pentaprism, split-image rangefinder and ground glass focusing screen. Exposure counter.
Auto-stop on film advance. Film advance tensions the shutter and lowers mirror.
Uncoupled selenium exposure meter.

Serial Number:
168297 .

With:
Ever-ready case.

The FB was similar to the model F but included a selenium exposure meter.

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