Finetta Super

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Finetta Super

The Finetta Super followed the early models two years after the line’s inception. It suffers from an identity crisis, having the body style of the IV D and the top cover of the later Finetta 88.

The lens assembly is still the 2.8/45, zone focusing and the same speeds as the IVB D. It has the Same front hugging back cover but with a gentle pressure plate. The top fascia is a mix, with the cover style similar to that was carried forward to the Finetta 88, but with winding knobs still taken from the IV series. The body is metal, the same as the following model.

The Finetta Super’s claim to fame is the hod accessory shoe, a fresh idea for the time. It had a dedicated flash gun, but due to the small quantity of the Super models made, I am not sure if any had survived.

As with the other Fintta models, excluding the 99 / Ditto, the camera is simple to use, with no fancy features or mystery controls. See the Finetta family page and the almost identical Finetta IV D for more.

List number 13122
Brand Finetta
Model Finetta Super
Manual CJ’s Classic Cameras
Format 35mm
Introduced 1951
Country Germany
Qty made
Initial price
Type Viewfinder
Body material Metal
Mode Manual
Weight 400 gr,  Body with lens
Class average weight 490 gr,  Body with lens
ASA range N/A
Kit lens 2.8/45
Lens make Finetar
Filter size N/A
Lens mount Thread
Mount size 26.5mm
Shutter Two-leaf scissors type
Shutter make
Light meter None
Winder Knob
Lock No
Speeds B, 25-100, 250 added later
Mirror N/A
Viewer Viewfinder
DOF preview No
Exposure lock No
Exposure compensation No
Shoe Hot
External sync M
Sync speed 50
Timer No
Battery, original N/A
Battery, replacement N/A
Battery voltage N/A
Integral flash None
Service / repair links See
More Finetta camera family list
CJ’s Classic Cameras
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