1949 - AKA AkArette

1949 - AKA AkArette


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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

Ships securely packaged in a sturdy carton or if you're in the GTA you can use coupon code LocalPickup at checkout to remove the shipping cost and pick up in store at your convenience


Local customers can pick up their order curbside on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Sunday from 12 - 5pm at 1884 Danforth Avenue. Use coupon code LocalPickup at last page of checkout to remove shipping cost.

Shipping from Canada

All Canadian and USA orders ship in sturdy packaging through Canada Post's regular service.

Overseas orders 1lb or 12" or under will automatically ship via Air Mail at 7 - 10 business days. Orders over these dimensions will ship via SEA MAIL which takes 6 - 12 weeks with orders usually arriving within 7 weeks. This method is slow but very economical and reliable despite the slow pace.

Overseas orders over 1lb or 12" can be upgraded to Air Mail service but this can be up to double the shipping cost. For most accurate rate, contact us.

Our policy is to refund any overcharge on shipping.

For expedited shipping or any other shipping inquiries, please contact us at info@handworkdepartment.com

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Due to the nature of vintage items being used, we cannot guarantee that any item will be in perfect working condition. Oftentimes vintage items need a bit more creativity to operate than a brand new item and can have unique quirks like a stiff button, or wiggly latch. We do our best to thoroughly test and describe the condition of every item we sell.
Returns will be handled on a case by case basis, and partial refunds will not be given under any circumstances.

Returns must be shipped back at customer's expense and original purchase and shipping will be refunded after a case is opened with Canada Post.

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