Goals are important to life. None of us will ever get anywhere without them. For many of us though, goals are subsumed by the mechanics of daily life. They decay into dreams, and finally into regrets. Camera: Voigtlander Bessa 66 Film: Ektar 100 Developed at home (Unicolor kit, JOBO) & scanned on Epson v700.
I like the Vitoret L. It's reasonably sized without being huge. The shutter release on the front feels a bit odd, but it fires smoothly and quietly. I would get used to it with more use. The Selenium meter seems to work well. As with all general area meters, you must be aware of odd… Continue reading Vitoret L – week 78 results
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 on… Continue reading Week 78 – Voigtlander Vitoret L
The Vito B remains one of my favorite small viewfinders. The controls have a light, mechanical feel to them. It has full manual control and no meter, so it takes a bit of thought to get the best images from it. (I'm a bit disappointed in the color of this roll, but I rushed it.… Continue reading Voigtlander Vito B – Week 63 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
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
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 or… Continue reading 52 Cameras – Week 2 Results – 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 features… Continue reading 52 Cameras Week 2 – Voigtlander Bessa 66