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11-16-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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My Voigtländer Prominent

Some time ago I stumbled on a listing for a Voigtländer Prominent on the Swedish equivalent of Ebay and I just had to have it. Sadly it broke down in ess than a day but today I actually managed to fix it! I mist say that this camera blows my Spotmatic away when it comes to the exclusivity high end feel, but it's way way way more quirky to use.

Slower shutter speeds are slightly slow, I had no soldering iron for the flash sync and the second shutter (only safe-guard for lightleaks) is having slight trouble closing completely but is workable.

I got a badly scratched up Ultron 50mm F2 and a nice Skoparon 35mm F3.5 I also added some other stuff for it like bags and filters. I hope to add a lightmeter, a Voigtländer Turnit finder, a lens hood and maybe some more stuff soon.








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Some pics of my current kit in the bag:



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Very nice!!
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Very nice!!
It's really a wonderful piece of work!

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Yes, very nice! That's what real cameras look like, not some precast molded chunk of plastic. I bet it feels great in your hands too. Someone should make an exact replica in digital, plain and simple, no video or fancy functions, it would sell well I am betting. You have fun with it, its a masterpiece itself!
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Yes, very nice! That's what real cameras look like, not some precast molded chunk of plastic. I bet it feels great in your hands too. Someone should make an exact replica in digital, plain and simple, no video or fancy functions, it would sell well I am betting. You have fun with it, its a masterpiece itself!
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I bet focusing by a know would be even more weird to the modern crowd!
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I got a second Voigtländer kit to get some lenses, accessories and a second body to sell and/or use for spare parts to trim up the first one. Excellent condition, no way.
I need to clean the Dynaron somehow to get is into a better shape, probably usable though. I serviced the Turnit finder so it is nice now. The second body seems to have a better shutter I can steal for my first one but it got a viewfinder full of dust, hair and fungus.

So this is how far I've come with the kit, shot some film and had two lockups. I will probable try switching the shutters after the whole roll is shot.






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Wow where did you get those?
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Ebaying and searching in Sweden! It's been disappointing when it comes to the condition of most of the stuff but a nice kit is starting to take place and I got a lot of spare parts now with all the doublets of stuff.
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A bunch of shots from the last rolls before CLA. Shutter speeds are really wonky at best and it shows. The second roll development went really good except that the film got twisted.



























Who can explain this flare?

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I got a new Voigtländer toy now, a Voigtländer Ultramatic CS!


Waiting for the first negs to dry and after that I have to get my scanner back.

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I've developed another roll from my Voigtländer Ultramatic CS. It's a wonderful but heavy beast, people aways thinks it's a medium format camera when I show it to them.

Voigtländer Ultramatic CS + Septon 50/2
Fomapan 200 (expired) (exposed as ISO100)
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The Skoparex 35mm f/3.5 is reportedly the source of the design for the Pentax 35mm f/3.5. Supposedly the story is that Voightlander patented the design for leaf-shutter cameras, but neglected to do it for focal plane shutters...

Nice camera. I've always wanted to give a Vitessa a try...
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Heck with the camera. Check out that cool camera bag...
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The Skoparex 35mm f/3.5 is reportedly the source of the design for the Pentax 35mm f/3.5. Supposedly the story is that Voightlander patented the design for leaf-shutter cameras, but neglected to do it for focal plane shutters...

Nice camera. I've always wanted to give a Vitessa a try...
that sounds possible, but I haven't heard it before. With so much licensing and copying during that time who knows where the designs comes from.
Vitessas looks nice indeed and I just struck out on a nice looking Voigtländer VITOMATIC II, would have been nice with a coupled rangefinder in a smaller package.
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Heck with the camera. Check out that cool camera bag...
Haha, yes it's an elegant looker for sure. Though one of the seems broke and the treading seems weak in a couple of places so I will go through it with a sewing kit when I got the time and energy. It's not the most practical with the camera on the lid, the ones with the camera on the bottom and filters on the lid is probably better.
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