I found a great little camera today. It's a ventura 69. It's a 6x9 folder with a compur-rapid shutter that goes all the way from B to 400. Full range of f-stops too. It says "made in germany- US zone. " The lens looks to be 4 elements, and it says Solinar. So here's the problem. When I found it I thought there was something wrong with the focusing. It has scale focusing, but when you turn the ring it just slips around and doesn't seem to do anything. I got it home and started to investigate and it looks to me as if when you turn the ring it should turn the front element. It looks as though the helical holds the front element. It also looks as though someone glued it together, and I can't see any way to break it loose. Why would someone do that? Am I right about the front element doing the focusing? Does that work? What could I do with this thing? Has anyone else encountered one? I'd love to be able to use it, and it would be nice to be able to change the focus.