The AkArette is a 35mm viewfinder camera with interchangeable lenses, made by Apparate & Kamerabau in Germany. The viewfinder was switchable between 50 and 75mm focal lengths. Lenses can be used on both the AKArette and on the AKArette II. There's a switchable viewfinder for 50mm and 75mm lenses on the AKArette II, operated by a lever or a knob (depending on the version). Using one viewfinder automatically obscures the other one. There is an additional viewfinder option for 35mm lenses that attaches to the shoe on top of the camera.
The Akarette made 24x32mm images and was made in 1947.
Interesting detail: the shutter is part of the camera, set just behind the bayonet mount. Most leaf shutters are part of the objective, set between the lenses.
Mechanically tested and appears to be in good working condition with no scratches or fungus on the lens and a quick snapping shutter
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