Originally Posted by raid
I may have paid $150 or less for a Prominent with two lenses. The camera needed a $50 overhaul as the shutter was stuck.
That's not a bad price these days as the lenses are ever more sought after for use with adapters on various digital bodies. For some reason I seem to really enjoy working on Voigtlanders. They had a tendency to design unusual mechanisms, undoubtedly, but the more interesting ones were often well made from decent materials. I don't usually worry about parts breaking or being badly worn, most of the ones I have repaired needed little more than cleaning, adjustment and lubrication to work really well again. So although a Prominent would have its own challenges I'd be very happy to acquire one at the right price and attend to its needs with some confidence of success, and would probably enjoy the challenge of fixing it anyway.