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Old 11-02-2008   #1
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Old 11-02-2008   #2
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I have a Vitessa 50/2 Ultron and a 50/3.5 Skopar and love their unique operation.
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Great stuff and strange synchronicity, today I just loaded up my Vitessa, same model as yours, and my Contax II with uncoated Sonnar f2

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I too have a vitessa with Ultron 50 and I think it's a great combo!
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Good tone, I love your bw images... the train is very old. I have 5 Vitessa cams with ultron len (only ultron) and I love them very much, and used two A series, one is first and another like your baby.

This is some picture of Vitessa L Ultron:

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3690/02900031wo4.jpg

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/126/02900001xp5.jpg

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/5030/02920098dg2.jpg

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Good tone, I love your bw images... the train is very old. I have 5 Vitessa cams with ultron len (only ultron) and I love them very much, and used two A series, one is first and another like your baby.
This is some picture of Vitessa L Ultron:
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3690/02900031wo4.jpg
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/126/02900001xp5.jpg
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/5030/02920098dg2.jpg
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9650/02920026hn4.jpg

I use my vitessa only for b/w but your and Alex's photos show a nice colour rendition (better than I thought actually) of the good ol' ultron ...
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I love my Vitessa, I reckon it's the best image quality to money spent ratio of any camera Ive got. I bought it and loaded it with film then forgot about it. By the time I came to shoot with it I'd forgotten what film was in it. Turned out it was Centuria slide film and I was guessing exposures so I wasnt hopeful for the results. When I got it back I couldnt believe my eyes! Maybe I got lucky but this is one sweet camera.



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I don't know why blogspot.com doesn't allow me to post images from my blog to Rff ... anyway here the links to some recent photos I took my vitessa (ultron 50/2)

Jonas Mekas

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Duel

Hope you'll enjoy ...
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Wei Alex! Haode, great stuff! I had no idea this camera was so good for color. I like the color pictures in #4, and the crisp black & white shots in #12. I'll have to give color a try with mine, although I am mainly a black & white user. My camera is almost the same as yours, except mine has the accessory shoe built-in and has a pc connection on the bomb door for flash synch. These interesting and handy cameras are real bargains -- great glass and available in good shape for much less than even an ugly Leica LTM body alone. A mystery!

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..... These interesting and handy cameras are real bargains -- great glass and available in good shape for much less than even an ugly Leica LTM body alone. A mystery! ....

Ssshhhh! do you want their price to raise up?
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Beautiful photographs, once again the Ultron proves why it is one of the best 50mm lenses ever made.
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But Nico, you have so many! A rise in price might be in your interest! :-) These cameras are so well made and finished, and have such quality optics and mechanics, that I have always wondered why they are not more highly valued in the market. You can see much more common, less interesting (to me) 70s Japanese RFs at similar prices. In addition to being marvels of German engineering and fabrication, they are truly beautiful examples of modern industrial design. I need to stop before I get over excited...
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I just found this link. It's never too late to learn something new!

http://corsopolaris.net/supercameras...itessaeng.html

I found out that my model is the Vitessa A5. I was not aware of the numerous variants of the Vitessa. Nico, I'll bet you already know this site, as it is of Italian origin. Ciao!
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But Nico, you have so many! A rise in price might be in your interest! :-) These cameras are so well made and finished, and have such quality optics and mechanics, that I have always wondered why they are not more highly valued in the market.... In addition to being marvels of German engineering and fabrication, they are truly beautiful examples of modern industrial design. I need to stop before I get over excited...
I'd like to have many but, actually, I'm the proud owner of just one Vitessa A2.
I completely agree with you about the quality of optics and mechanics but, I know it's completely irrelevant for photography, the Vitessas have an irresistible design!


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I just found this link. It's never too late to learn something new!
http://corsopolaris.net/supercameras...itessaeng.html
I found out that my model is the Vitessa A5. I was not aware of the numerous variants of the Vitessa. Nico, I'll bet you already know this site, as it is of Italian origin. Ciao!
Yes, I already knew that site, it has been very useful while I was looking for the camera on the 'bay!

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Nico,

Mea culpa. I stumbled upon this thread very late and I confused you with an earlier poster who mentioned having mulitiple Vitessas. Like you, I am a one Vitessa man, to which I remain constant. I share your enthusiasm for the gorgeous and irresistible design of this camera. I think design is an important factor in the overall aesthetic experience of using old cameras. If one does not find that part of the process rewarding, then it's hard to justify the elaborate old camera dance, since contemporary gear offers an easier experience. I think you'd agree that it's just not the same thing. Not at all. And the Vitessa -- especially an A series Ultron -- is the piece de resistance of 50s small cameras.

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Nico, Mea culpa. I stumbled upon this thread very late and I confused you with an earlier poster who mentioned having mulitiple Vitessas.
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I think you'd agree that it's just not the same thing. Not at all. And the Vitessa -- especially an A series Ultron -- is the piece de resistance of 50s small cameras. ciao! Lao Cai.
I coooompletely agree

SimonSE15 and kisssss nice photos,
here some new from me:

A phone call?

almost kissing

2 friends

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thanks nico. some more Vitessa goodness here

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and another recent b/w from me

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if the links to the photos don't work here the post to my blog eith a serie took with my vitessa,
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WOW...great shots!

Anyone know the formula?

Is it a Planar design?

Just wondering is all...thinking I might get me one of these.

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Nice shots everybody, makes me want to dig out mine (an L1, according to that site) and run some film through it. I've always liked the way it handles color.
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GREAT!...love the Planar!

It looks uncoated...is it? Maybe single coated?

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or here if the it doesn't show up,

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Here are a couple of my 1st shots with my Vitessa L that AlexC kindly sent me!


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Brad,
really love the rendition with those colours!
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if the photo doesn't show, you can take a look at it here
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or here ...

... anyone else using a Vitessa these days?
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Here are a couple more from my Vitessa. I have some Kodachrome 64 in it now.






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Brad and Ishpop,
I like the colour rendition of your Ultron very much,
hope to see more!
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I can't resist and show some of mine.
It is the best camera I ever purchased, considering that I happened upon it at a yard sale and got it for $20. Well, it took about $100 for the great Essex Camera to calibrate the shutter and rangefinder. And even the meter is functioning. Fits in my pocket too, so it became my primary camera for most normal daylight situations (the other one is R2M with a couple of more modern and faster CV lenses).
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I can't resist and show some of mine.
It is the best camera I ever purchased, considering that I happened upon it at a yard sale and got it for $20. Well, it took about $100 for the great Essex Camera to calibrate the shutter and rangefinder. And even the meter is functioning. Fits in my pocket too, so it became my primary camera for most normal daylight situations (the other one is R2M with a couple of more modern and faster CV lenses).
from your photos looks like it worth every cent you spent for have it cla'd!

here another one



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... and three more







and the last one (but not taken with the vitessa)




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