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. My 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 ‘Voigtlander camera’, and also because […]

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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

This 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. The pictures in this gallery can also be viewed full sized here My 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 […]

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Voigtlander Vitoret D 35mm 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. The pictures in this gallery can also be viewed full size here My 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 […]

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Voigtlander Dynamatic II rangefinder camera

This 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. My 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 the auction. Fortunately, so did everyone else and the […]

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Voigtlander Vito Automatic 35mm camera

This 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! 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 ‘green dot’ exposure system which shows up in the camera viewfinder. […]

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Voigtlander Vito B 35mm 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 camera to be one of my better bargain purchases. I used a tool which finds items which have no bids […]

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