Braun Paxette Electromatic I

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In 1959 the Braun Paxette electromatic was advertised as the world's first fully automatic 35mm camera. Its selenium meter controlled the aperture and gave a red/green light sufficiency signal in the viewfinder. But other automatic functions were missing. Instead, the focusing of the Ennagon 1:5.6/40mm lens was fixed, and it had only the single shutter speed 1/40 sec. Film speed had to be selected manually to obtain proper exposure by the aperture system.

In good working condition mechanically, this camera has some fun features that would make it a joy to shoot. This generation of the Paxette was unusual in featuring lever-rewind as well as lever advance. The selenium light meter seems to be burned out unfortunately, so the automatic functions do not appear to work.

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