Week 78 – Voigtlander Vitoret L

Manufactured circa 1964, the Voigtlander Vitoret L is a viewfinder camera for 35mm. It features a 50mm f2.8 Color Lanthar lens with a Prontor 1/300 shutter. A coupled Selenium meter reads on the top plate of the camera; adjusting shutter speed or aperture moves another needle to match it. Focus is via distance markings onContinue reading “Week 78 – Voigtlander Vitoret L”

Voigtlander Bessamatic Deluxe – Week 53 Results

When E6 film is exposed properly, it’s incredible. I didn’t do most of this roll justice. I started out at the Mary’s Firemen for a Cure charity race at Shawnee Peak.  The long shots with bright white backgrounds were difficult. I do love this one taken inside the lodge, but I missed the focus slightly.Continue reading “Voigtlander Bessamatic Deluxe – Week 53 Results”

Week 53 – Voigtlander Bessamatic Deluxe

As week 53 marks the beginning of a new year, I’ve decided to return to my roots. Introduced in 1959, the Bessamatic was Voigtlander’s answer to the Zeiss Ikon Contaflex and the Kodak Retina Reflex.The Deluxe version debuted in 1962. It is a heavy, leaf-shutter SLR with interchangeable lenses and a Selenium match needle meter.Continue reading “Week 53 – Voigtlander Bessamatic Deluxe”

52 Cameras – Week 2 Results – Voigtlander Bessa 66

I learned a long time ago that my internal balance is off slightly. Most of my images tilt a few degrees to the right and have to be corrected in post processing. The Bessa 66 taught me that I also cannot estimate distance well. The zone focus system means you either have to measure orContinue reading “52 Cameras – Week 2 Results – Voigtlander Bessa 66”

52 Cameras Week 2 – Voigtlander Bessa 66

Introduced in 1938, the Bessa 66 is a nice little German folder. It takes 12 6x6cm exposures on 120 roll film. Mine is the deluxe version with an additional sport finder. A button on the bottom releases the bed, and the shutter release folds out from the side when the lens is extended. Mine featuresContinue reading “52 Cameras Week 2 – Voigtlander Bessa 66”