by Alf Sigaro (Image rights)
Introduced in 1978 by Foto-Quelle under the Revue label, the Revue 400 SE was a compact, fixed-lens, 35mm shutter-priority rangefinder camera. The camera is very similar in most respects to the Minolta Hi-Matic 7sII, Vivitar 35ES and Konica Auto S3, and is believed to have been built by Cosina for Foto-Quelle. The 400SE has a fast (f/1.7) 40mm, six-element lens that has garnered a reputation for extremely sharp and detailed images.
A more basic version with a slower f/2.8 lens was also issued. This was called the Revue 400S and is effectively the same as the Vivitar 35EE.