Voigtlander Bessa f/7.7 folding camera

This is a look at a Voigtlander Bessa folding camera which was made in about 1930-34 and takes 8 large negatives on a roll of 120 format film. Voigtlander Bessa Images My Voigtlander Bessa camera This camera was another eBay purchase although it was a little bit of a blind purchase because the seller described the camera simply as ‘old camera’ and only included two pictures of if. Since both the pictures were fuzzy and indistinct, I couldn’t really make […]

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Voigtlander Vito 35mm Folding camera

The Voigtlander Vito is a 35mm folding camera fitted with a Prontor II shutter, a Voigtlander Skopar 50mm f/3.5 lens and was made just after the second world war in about 1947. Voigtlander Vito Images My Voigtlander Vito Camera I bought this camera from ebay for about £5 which is a reasonably good price to acquire a Voigtlander. I think the reasons the camera didn’t make more were because the seller described it as an ‘old camera’ and not a […]

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Voigtlander Bessa 66 sample pictures

Over the last few weeks I’ve been carrying my Voigtlander Bessa 66 folding camera with me loaded with a reel of Ilford HP5+ in order to test how the camera performs. Being a very old camera (made sometime between 1938 and 1941) it’s always possible that there is a leak in the bellows, a problem with the lens or some other issue and there may be nothing on the negatives at all, but that moment of extracting the developed film […]

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Voigtlander Bessa 66 medium format camera

The Voigtlander Bessa 66 is a very compact, 6cm x 6cm, folding camera which takes 12 pictures on a roll of 120 or 620 film. It was made in Germany sometime between 1938 and 1941. Voigtlander Bessa 66 Images My Voigtlander Bessa 66 Camera Unfortunately my camera has a small amount of damage. There should be a fold out yellow filter attached to the front of the lens but it’s been snapped off sometime over the course of the last […]

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Voigtlander Vitoret D viewfinder camera

This is a review of the Voigtlander Vitoret D, which was a simple 35mm viewfinder camera made in the early 1960’s and was part of Voigtlander’s consumer camera offering, below the Vito range and aimed at the holiday snap-shot photographer market. Voigtlander Vitoret D Images My Voigtlander Vitoret D Camera This camera was purchase for about £5 from ebay with no guarantee and it turns out that the light meter built into the top panel is defective. I will need […]

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Voigtlander Dynamatic II rangefinder camera

The Voigtlander Dynamatic II  camera is a 35mm, rangefinder, auto-exposure camera made by Voigtlander in the early 1960’s. It looks remarkably similar to my Voigtlander Vito B although it is a heavier and much more sophisticated camera. Voigtlander Dynamatic II Images My Voigtlander Dynamatic II camera I found this camera, as with most in my collection, on eBay. It was on with a starting bit of £4.99 and I added it to my watch list but missed the end of […]

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Voigtlander Vito Automatic 35mm camera

This Voigtlander Vito Automatic is the second Voigtlander camera I’ve bought in the last couple of months. I bought a Voigtlander Vito B for £5 a few weeks ago, but I didn’t splash out as much on this camera – it cost me 99 pence! Voigtlander Vito Automatic Images Voigtlander Vito Automatic Description This is a 1960’s viewfinder camera with a selenium cell which controls the camera’s aperture, making a fully automatic ‘point and shoot’ model. There is a neat […]

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Voigtlander Vito B viewfinder camera

These days it’s not often that you can find a bargain on eBay – most of the good cameras are sold at about their correct price because they are searched for and found early in the auction and all us camera collectors have them marked and watched. Occasionally however it’s possible to pick up a bargain and I consider this Voigtlander Vito B camera to be one of my better bargain purchases. Voigtlander Vito B Images My Voigtlander Vito B […]

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