Tessina L Camera – different versions at a glance – “noiseless”, “noise reduced” and “default”

The Tessina is a “cigarettes-package-sized” 35mm camera manufactured in Switzerland. It was commonly used by the Stasi due to its size.

Normally the film is advanced via a clockwork spring/spring motor. In this Video you’ll get to hear and see the different Versions of this camera.

Tessina offered a default version which was pretty loud and a noise reduced with nylon gears (used by MfS/Stasi/Watergate…) and a total noiseless version without a spring motor.

The world seen through the lens of an early LEICA II

Moorerlebnispfad Flögelner See
Moorerlebnispfad – Flögelner See
Tree in Thieles Garten Bremerhaven
Tree captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Chilehaus - Hamburg
Chilehaus – Hamburg
Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Dancing Girls Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Dancing Girls Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Tree in Thieles Garten Bremerhaven
Tree in Thieles Garten Bremerhaven
Birth of the Venus Sculpture in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Birth of the Venus Sculpture in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Flamingo Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Flamingo Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Tree in Thieles Garten Bremerhaven
Tree in Thieles Garten Bremerhaven
Maple Tree in Thieles Garten Bremerhaven
Maple Tree in Thieles Garten Bremerhaven
Sculpture of a loving Mother and Child at Old Frauenklinik Finkenau in Hamburg
Sculpture of a loving Mother and Child at Old Frauenklinik Finkenau in Hamburg
Old transportation vehicle at Old Frauenklinik Finkenau in Hamburg
Old transportation vehicle at Old Frauenklinik Finkenau in Hamburg
Old Brick Buildings at Old Frauenklinik Finkenau in Hamburg
Old Brick Buildings at Old Frauenklinik Finkenau in Hamburg
Moorerlebnispfad Flögelner See
Moorerlebnispfad Flögelner See
Moorerlebnispfad Flögelner See
Moorerlebnispfad Flögelner See
Moorerlebnispfad Flögelner See
Moorerlebnispfad Flögelner See
Birth of the Venus Sculpture in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Birth of the Venus Sculpture in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Moorerlebnispfad Flögelner See
Moorerlebnispfad Flögelner See
Oberhafenbrücke in Hamburg
Oberhafenbrücke in Hamburg
Birth of the Venus Sculpture in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Birth of the Venus Sculpture in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Old Brick Buildings at Old Frauenklinik Finkenau in Hamburg
Old Brick Buildings at Old Frauenklinik Finkenau in Hamburg
Wasserschloss Hamburg
Wasserschloss Hamburg
Flamingo Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Flamingo Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Wasserschloss Hamburg
Wasserschloss Hamburg
Flamingo Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Flamingo Sculpture captured in Thieles Garten in Bremerhaven
Moorerlebnispfad Flögelner See
Moorerlebnispfad Flögelner See
UFO landed in Hamburg
“UFO” landed in Hamburg