The Welta Weltax is a medium format folder, a self-erecting double format 6x6 or 6x4,5 cm exposures on 120 film.
This is the post-war model made after 1947.
The pre-war model, 1938, it's easily distinguishable by the advance knob in the opposite side of the camera.
It sports a Meyer-Optik Trioplan 7,5 cm 1:3,5 lens on a Junior three speed shutter: 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 and B.
There are other variants with other lenses like the Victar, Meritar or Tessar in shutters like the Stelo, Prontor-S, Compur, Compur-Rapid and Tempor.
It was made, after 1947, by VEB Welta-Kamera-Werke.
The company was founded in 1914 as Weeka Kamera-Werke, the name Welta was the one used in most of their plate cameras and they changed the name to Welta-Kamera-Werke G.m.b.H., after the war it became VEB Welta-Kamera-Werke it was one of the seeds of VEB Pentacon.
I bought this one at an antiques fair. I liked it's looks, good built and nice materials.
Also because I had already another Welta, the Perfekta, that is a great camera.
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A shot taken with it in Adox CHM 125, processed in Kodak HC-110, Dil. H 12'@20º, scanned in an Epson V750 Pro.
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