Pacific Rim Camera
An online guide to collectable cameras and related stuff
The Tessina, shown in red finish (for those of you with monochrome monitors)
Concava introduced the Tessina in the early 1960's, and near as I can tell, it's still being built in small quantities. This small camera uses 35mm film, spooled into special small cassettes. The Tessina is a half frame format, spring motor driven camera, that projects the image dowmward with a mirror onto the film. It has a waist level finder, as well as an optional prism finder. Also available are slip on meters, a wrist strap, the obligatory daylight film loader, and a watch face to disguise your Tessina as the worlds clumsiest looking watch.
The Tessina is an elegant camera, built with the precision of a fine watch. Most are finished in bright chrome, but a few are finished in red, gold or black. These colored versions fetch a healthy premium in price
The Tessina, with it's case, and a roll of film
The black Tessina with prism finder.