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Got together the Voigtlander family for a pic!
Old 10-31-2019   #1
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Got together the Voigtlander family for a pic!

Finally managed to finish a simple CLA on a Vitomatic II so I decided to get everyone together for a pic. The family includes:

Vito B (small viewfinder) Color-Skopar 50mm f.3.5
Vito BL (crystal viewfinder, BEWI meter) Color-Skopar 50mm f.2.8
Vito BR (Color-Skopar 50mm f 2.8)
Vitomatic II (Color-Skopar 50mm f.2.8)
Vito IIa (Color-Skopar 50mm f. 3.5)
Vitessa "C" (Ultron 50mm f. 2)

Flanked by a Bessa L with Snapshot Skopar 24mm and finder and a Bessa R with (right now) a Jupiter 3 50mm f. 1.5

On the lookout for a decent Vito III

Thanks!

VoigtlanderFamily by Michael Kaplan, on Flickr
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Voigtlander:
120mm Folders: Bessa I, Bessa II, Bessa 66, Perkeo II
35mm Folders: Vito III, Vito Compur, Vito II, Vito IIa, Vitessa "C", Vitessa L
35mm RF w/lenses: Vitessa T, Prominent I (50mm Ultron), Prominent II (50mm Nokton), Bessa L, Bessa R
35mm RF fixed: Vito B, Vito BL, Vito BR, Vitomatic Ia, Vitomatic IIa, Vitomatic IIIb (50mm Ultron)
35mm RF compact Vito C (Balda)
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Old 10-31-2019   #2
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Very nice collection. Well done!
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Wonder group. Well done.

Thanks for sharing.

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Do you have a favourite?
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Kudos on cleaning up the Vitomatic IIa - it's a real sleeper with regards to sought after fixed-lens 35mm rangefinder cameras.

In a nutshell, the Voigtlanders circa 1951 to 1963 were over built for the job. Your Vito BR is one of several variants based on the Vito B body. It is now over 60 years old and of a design that has aged well. It's a clean package that still looks good.

The Vitomatic IIa is a better value of the two.
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Just for fun 35mm Gear a Kodak Retina IIa, a Rollei 35 S, plus a Voigtlander Vito II and Vito BR
Modern Medium Format Fuji GW 690III
Vintage MF Folders a Voigtländer Perkeo II and Bessa II, 2 of them - a ZI Mess Ikonta 524/2 - plus an Agfa Super Isolette & a Record III
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On the lookout for a decent Vito III
Are you really going to take the plunge on a Vito III? The f/2.0 Ultron should be a venerable bokeh factory.
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35mm Gear Bessa R, Leica II, - IIIg, - M2
Just for fun 35mm Gear a Kodak Retina IIa, a Rollei 35 S, plus a Voigtlander Vito II and Vito BR
Modern Medium Format Fuji GW 690III
Vintage MF Folders a Voigtländer Perkeo II and Bessa II, 2 of them - a ZI Mess Ikonta 524/2 - plus an Agfa Super Isolette & a Record III
Digital a D300 and a D700 with some primes - still going over a decade later

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Your collection is missing the 110 Voigtlander.
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Sweet !
A happy family indeed
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A good condition Vito BR is a fortunate find. Great set of cameras.
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Thanks all for the nice comments. My favorite is probably the Vitessa. Quirky and wonderful with that amazing Ultron. I was fortunate to find an early "C" model before the inclusion of the danged EV system. I'm thinking about a Vitessa "T" in the future mostly because of the fixed lens varient. I'm taking delivery of a Vito III today. Can't wait. I'll post pics when I can.
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Voigtlander:
120mm Folders: Bessa I, Bessa II, Bessa 66, Perkeo II
35mm Folders: Vito III, Vito Compur, Vito II, Vito IIa, Vitessa "C", Vitessa L
35mm RF w/lenses: Vitessa T, Prominent I (50mm Ultron), Prominent II (50mm Nokton), Bessa L, Bessa R
35mm RF fixed: Vito B, Vito BL, Vito BR, Vitomatic Ia, Vitomatic IIa, Vitomatic IIIb (50mm Ultron)
35mm RF compact Vito C (Balda)
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