The technical stuff:
Camera type: Compact viewfinder
Lens Type: Rodenstock Reonar 45mm f2.8 - f22
Shutter Type: Prontor LK
I have 2 other 1b's but neither has a working meter and one has a sticky
shutter as well. This one, however, is fully functional and a joy to use.
The 1b uses a Rodenstock lens in place of the earlier Schnieder Kreuznach
of the 1a but it performs exceptionally well. The picture here top right I
have blown up and printed as a poster at almost 3 x 2 FEET and although
there are obvious signs of printer interpolation if you hang it on a wall
and stand 4 feet back it is stunning. If I was asked to choose one camera
to take on a world cruise this would be on the shortlist. The lightmeter is
reasonably accurate allowing for it being a selenium unit, the shutter
speed range is adequate for all but the most extreme conditions and it is
easy to use, the only thing it lacks is a rangefinder.