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a 'Gift' Voigtlander Vito B
Old 06-25-2019   #1
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a 'Gift' Voigtlander Vito B

A Camera Club member gave me a Voigtlander Vito B with 50mm f2.8 Color-Skopar lens BUT it had a fault -- the shutter would fire as I wound on NOT as I pressed the release. i took off top and lubricated the pivots and got it going but now it's back to it;s 'Bad Old Ways' !
Vito B Tests 09 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
Vito B Tests 06 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
Vito B Tests 05 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
Vito B Tests 03 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
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Old 06-25-2019   #2
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I had one of the Vito B cameras that did the same. I had it overhauled and cleaned by my old friend Fred at International Camera Technicians.

It worked perfectly after that: a lovely lens and a very nice camera in the hand. I gave it to a good friend a year or two later, she still uses it. That was over 20 years ago!

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