The Braun Paxette automatic III
Braun Paxette automatic III was the last model of the rangefinder
series. It was launched in 1958. To be automatic, they had to leave the
M39 screw system and opted for a bayonet of their own. As they still
kept the shutter behind the lens, the choice of lenses was limited. It
has a rangefinder with a wider base and a selenium meter.
Camera front with Enna F3.5 35mm Lithagon wide angle lens.
Camera front with Enna F2.8 50mm Ennit standard lens.
Camera front with Isco F3.5 135mm Westanar tele lens.
Seen from above with 35mm lens attached. As you can see on the aperture scale, a F1.9 lens was planned. The meter still works fine. You have to turn eiter the speed or the aperture ring until the indicator meets the needle.
Camera with 135mm attached.