Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > 35mm Film Range Finders > Fixed Lens RF

Fixed Lens RF This forum is dedicated to the numerous and popular fixed lens rangefinders, including but not limited to the Canon Canonets, Konica III and S series, Minoltas, Ricohs, Vivitars, and so many others. Note fixed lens Olympus , Yashicas, Argus and Retina have separate forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Which Vitomatics have coupled RFs and 1:1 VFs?
Old 10-31-2011   #1
jmiro
Registered User
 
jmiro is offline
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2
Which Vitomatics have coupled RFs and 1:1 VFs?

The possible Vitomatics that fit as far as I know are:

II
IIa
IIb
IIcs
IIIb
IIIcs

1) Have I left any out? Some sources contend there are different versions of some of the above - for example, IIb and IIB - but that seems wrong, correct?
2) Each except the II show metering in the VF, correct?
3) All have coupled RFs (all the I versions do not), correct?
4) Some sources contend that only the b and cs versions have 1:1 VFs, others that all of the above do. Which is correct?

Last edited by jmiro : 10-31-2011 at 12:32.
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-31-2011   #2
Jack Conrad
Registered User
 
Jack Conrad's Avatar
 
Jack Conrad is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,384
My IIa has 1:1 with the meter in the VF as well as on the deck.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-20-2011   #3
errorlogin
Love vintage Hifi, too!
 
errorlogin's Avatar
 
errorlogin is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Darmstadt, Germany
Posts: 221
You are absolutely correct!

The "I" models (I, Ia, Ib and ICS) have a 1:1 finder, but no rangefinder patch. All others have 1:1 finder and coupled rangefinder.
All "a" models show the metering in the finder AND outside. The I and II (without a)outside only.
The b and CS models show the metering in the finder only.
All Ultron Versions have a total lens focusing.
The I, II, Ia IIa with ColorSkopar have also full lens focusing.
The Ib, IIb (with Color Skopar) have front element focusing only.
All IIIb and IIICS have Ultrons. All Ib IIb ICS IICS have Color Skopar lenses.
The IIa mostly have Color Skopar lenses, but some were made with Ultrons on special order, too.

The b and CS models show the shutter-time combination in the finder, too. Not sure about the other models.

The rarest is the IIICS, only 4200 were made.
Maybe the IIa with Ultron is also rare, I have no numbers for this camera.

Hmmm.......any questions?

The rarest is the
__________________
Regards Jan.

Last edited by errorlogin : 11-20-2011 at 08:10.
  Reply With Quote

Old 11-23-2011   #4
muf
Registered User
 
muf's Avatar
 
muf is offline
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 328
Lovely camera's. I have a Vitomatic IIa with the Ultron lens.

Paul
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC01108.JPG (47.7 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg DSC01110.JPG (50.4 KB, 10 views)
__________________
Canon EOS1v + f1.4L 35mm USM

Last edited by muf : 12-05-2011 at 12:22.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 19:41.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.