Originally Posted by Joao
As I said, I don't know if the cold shoe can be taken or how to do it; considering that it covers the Voigtlander name I assume it is possible to remove it (but I am not sure about that). It does not slide and doesn't seem to have moving parts. It will stay on my camera, and I'm happy with that
I also have a Vito B which is another small jewell - not as portable as the Vito II. The quality of the pictures is similar IMO.
As you can see in Mike's photo of his camera, there are two little nubs either side of the viewfinder. The accessory shoe mount will have two indentations scooped out at the same points. When the shoe is installed, it grips those nubs so it doesn't slide left or right, or come off unexpectedly. Has to be one of the hardest accessories to find these days.
I like my Perkeo II so much, I just had to get the Vito II as a traveling companion for it. The shutter is a bit sluggish, so it needs a cleaning. And the original owner tried to scratch his name and address into the top. Luckily, it's a hard chrome, and doesn't show very well unless you give it a real good look from a particular angle.
Great write-up on the camera, Mike, though I can't see most of the accompanying illustrations/photos (only the captions show on a large percentage of them).