I purchased a Werramatic with the standard Zeis 50MM lens.
Wow! A Werra was my very first camera back in the mid '60's. I think it cost about $30 and it was the only camera my Mom could afford. Can't remember any great photos with it but it got me into developing & enlarging and how to set exposures. I wore it out after about 2 years and I moved up to my first "real" camera--a Mamiya/Sekor 1000TL.
I'll looking at a Kodak Retina IIIS, can't seem to make up my mind I have Minolta Himatic 7S, Canon QL17 and Retina IIc and Koni Omega Rapid M so it's not like I don't have enough cameras, just id the IIS going to be that much better than the 35s I have?
The IIIS takes interchangeable lenses: 28/4, 35/2.8, 50/2.8, 50/1.9, 85/4, and 135/4 from Schneider, plus a similar group from Rodenstock.
Wow! A Werra was my very first camera back in the mid '60's. I think it cost about $30 and it was the only camera my Mom could afford.
I bought a Werra for my father a few years ago and it started him collecting old cameras. The Werra was the first camera he bought when he left school and started work which would have been early sixties and was probably all he could afford too.
Quite an interesting design with the wind on mechanism around the base of the lens.
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.
This is my first foray into 35mm rangefinder cameras (I have a Fuji GA645Zi which I love using) and I've bought a Contax G1 (green label) with the 45mm and 90mm lenses, a G1 (original version) with a 35mm lens and databack, and a G2 with the 21mm and 35mm lenses. Can't wait to receive the G2 and 21mm and put a roll of film through it. I'm also curious to check out the lenses on a Micro4/3 camera.