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Wenka

Gebr. Wenk, Nuremberg.

 

An inventive and rare 35mm camera direct concurrent of Leica being a low cost one. Interchangeable optics M40 thread mount not Leica compatible.

Curtain shutter with variable slit running behind the lens

Product of Wilhelm Wenk Nurnberg  1949 1952.

Approximately only 500 a total of these cameras were produced-very few of them still existing cameras in good condition !

 

 

Wenk Wenka 0a

35mm camera with coupled rangefinder, nº 5579 behind-the-lens metal curtain shutter - 1/800, format 24x30mm, Xenar 2,8/50mm no.2133062. First model second variant with square rangefinder window.

Year: c.1950

behind-the- lens metal curtain shutter, format 24x30,body nº 5422 Xenar 2.8/50 no.2282956 in M40 thread mount

Wenka 1st production run 1949/1950, - 24x 30 engraved on top.

- All Japan Camera Club.

 

Year: c.1950

 

 

Wenk Wenka B

35mm camera with coupled rangefinder, behind-the-lens metal curtain shutter - 1/800, format 24x30mm, Xenar 2,8/50mm no.2294449, uncommon in this fine and working condition, only approximately 500 of these cameras were produced

Year: c.1951

 

 

Wenk Wenka C

35mm camera with coupled rangefinder, behind-the-lens metal curtain shutter - 1/500, format 24x30mm, Xenar 2,8/50mm no.2294454, M X selector button.  Note closeness number to the previous model.

Year: c.1951

 

 

 

 

 

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Wenka Lens outfit.

 

ISCO Gottingen Westanar 1:4.5/100mm Telephoto.

 

ISCO Gottingen Westar 1:3.5/35mm Wide angle & sun shade.

 

Wenka with wide angle Lens ISCO Gottingen Westar.

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