Sunday, 11 September 2011

Week 89 - Voigtlander Vitessa

Voigtlander Vitessa by pho-Tony
Voigtlander Vitessa, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
This unusally designed 35mm rangefinder camera dates from around 1952. It has a "barn door" front, and the lens assembly springs out for use. There is a plunger which both winds the film on and tensions the shutter, the name Vitessa refers to the rapidity with which it was possible to take a sequence of shots using this quick wind-on method.
The lens is an f2 Ultron, so I hope the rangefinder is accurate, as I plan to take some photos at full aperture. I've loaded it with a roll of Fuji ISO400 colour negative film.

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