Thursday, 15 April 2010
This is a Voightlander Brilliant, I paid £3 for it at a bootsale on Sunday. At first glance it could be a fully fledged twin lens reflex, but it fact it is a pretty basic camera with a non-focussing waist level viewfinder. The Brilliant was first made in 1932 and went through several small variations, production was resumed after the war in 1949. Based on the lens type, and other features, this example appears to be one of the later pre-war models made in the mid to late 1930s. It all seems to work, so I'll probably put a film in it at some point. It would also be a good "bottom" camera for a TtV (through the viewfinder) setup.