Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Toy: Voigtlander Vito II

Gots me a new toy off eBay. It's a Voigtlander Vito II, circa 1954. Compact folding 35mm rangefinder - cute as a button, solid metal construction, Color-Skopar 50mm f/3.5 lens, shutter speeds ranging from 1" to 1/300", plus B. The shutter appears to stick at speeds below 1/25, but I can work with that. Not metered, so good old Sunny/16 rule. Ran one quick test roll through it yesterday afternoon, shooting absolutely nothing of any artistic value whatsoever... just checking for light leaks, focus, etc. Overall condition is fair - minor dings and scratches on the metal top and base plates. One big noticeable bit of dust inside the lens element that may or may not affect shooting... will post scans of the test roll later.













Is the weekend really over already?!
-G

3 comments:

  1. Does this one take CF cards or SD?

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  2. Good to see one in good shape. These pieces are very rare and vey unique. Keep it neat and clean as they are masterpieces and their beauty is undefined of their metallic finish.

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