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Approved For Release 2007/07/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005100270009-0 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT This material contains information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States within the mean- ing of the Espionage Laws, Title 18, U.S.C. Secs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. COUNTRY East Germany REPORT SUBJECT New Zeiss Instruments to be Displayed DATE DISTR. 2 November 1954 at the 1954 Leipzig Fair NO. OF PAGES) REQUIREMENT NO. RD 25X1 REFERENCES THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 1. Among the models and instruments that Zeiss, Jena, will exhibit at the forthcoming Leipzig Fair in the fall of 1954, is a new spectral photometer for ultrared, to be used in spectral research of the long-wave area, The estimated sales price for this instrument will be around 50,000 DME. 2, Because of the nature of the instrument and its very specialized use, it will. not be mass-produced but will only be manufactured after specific orders have been received. 3. VEB Optik Carl Zeiss, Jena, also intends to bring out a new small film camera in October or November 1954. They will make every effort to show a few sample models at the Leipzig Fair. This new camera will be called WERRA and will have a Tessar 2.8/5 cm. lens, shutter speed - 250th of a second, film size - 24 x 36 mm. Its exterior will be of modern design. It.-is to sell for about 160 DME. 4. Estimated production figures for the-; WERRA for the remainder of 1954 are optimistically calculated at 50,000 to 60,000 units, and about 150,000 units are to be manufactured during 1955. has been developed by Rudi Mueller and his staff. 1 5. Gollnow (fnu), the DIA photo camera sales chief, expects to sell at'least 10,000 WERRA cameras in West Germany before Christmas 1954. 6, Zeiss Jena and DIA have been worried about their large stocks of binoculars and portable 16-mm. sound movie projectors. They therefore intend to display these two items very prominently at the Leipzig Fair and to sell them at ridiculously low prices just to get rid of their large inventories. Commentm Deutscher Innen- and Aussenhandel - Feinmechanik-Optik .'i! SCR:LT (NOTE: Washington distribution indicated by "X"; Fi.ld distribution by "#".) FBI- E__-1 Approved For Release 2007/07/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005100270009-0 Approved For Release 2007/07/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005100270009-0 Approved For Release 2007/07/24: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005100270009-0