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1954 Voigtländer Vito B

1954 Voigtländer Vito B

Year
c.1954
Make
Voigtländer
Model
Vito B
Type
scale focus
Film
135
Lens
50mm ƒ/3.5 – ƒ/16
1/1000 – 1s, B
Apertures
ƒ/3.5 – ƒ/16
Speeds
1/300 – 1s , Bulb
Filter
32mm press on
Battery
none
Price
$68.75 (equal to $665 in 2020)
Owned
2020 – present
Condition
2F (received) / 2F (current)

My Vito B

I picked this camera up at a flea market for $20. It was tiny, in amazing conditions, and cheap, so I purchased it. It’s a fine camera. I’m just not a huge fan of zone focus cameras, so I don’t use it much.

According to a contemporary advertisement

The Voigtlander VITO B

a Great Voigtlander Lens

Automatic Film Transport

The Voigtlander VITO B 35mm Camera does everything…goes everywhere…cathces what you see in thrilling color or black-and-white. And it’s easy to operate. With just one motion the film is transported, the exposure counted, the shutter set, the double-exposure-prevention locked in place, and you’re ready for the next picture. That great Voigtlander Color Skopar f/3.5 lens means you get sharp pictures from corner-to-corner. Flash synchronized Pronto SVS shutter, with speeds to 1/300th and bulb. Direct optical viewfinder. Simplified far or near “zone” focusing. You can work as close as 33 inches. “Pop-up” film rewind knob. And 8 other outstanding features.

VOIGTLANDER VITO B …… With Voigtlander Color-Skopar f/3.5 lens in Prontor-Synchro Shutter, speeds to 1/200th plus bulb. 45.50

VOIGTLANDER VITO B …… With Voigtlander Color-Skopar f/2.8 lens in Prontor SVS Shutter, speeds to 1/300th plus bulb. 68.75

The Viewfinder

No bright lines or guides here
No bright lines or guides here – iPhone 8

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Images from this Vito B