Perla I

Perla is a 35mm film rangefinder camera made by Gamma, Italy and produced between c.1951-57.

Two base models were offered as the original Perla (Perla I) and the Perla II. Perla II is nearly the same as Perla I but with some cosmetic changes and lever winder. It is equipped with Schneider Xenar 50mm f2.8 (or f/3.5) in a Synchro-Compur shutter.

Some features of Perla IEdit

  • Lens: Perla I models offered various lens/shutter combinations, as Koristka 55mm f3.5, Schneider Xenar 50mm f2.8, Ennagon 45mm f2.8, Steinheil Cassar 50mm f/3.5
  • Shutters: leaf shutters, Prontor, Synchro-Compur, Prontor-S and Prontor-SV
  • Speeds: 1-1/300 on Prontor
  • Finder: coupled viewfinder/rengefinder, yellow glass eyepiece
  • Film winder: knob
  • Self-timer
  • Cold-shoe
Perla II

Perla II


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