Since I took photography up again, almost 2 years back now, people wanted to give me their old cameras. Now for the most I pass, specialy the digital ones. Analog ones I always give a look, the ones I like are the ones of the sixties and earlier. Jus last week I got 2 Voigtlanders from seperate sources. Now these I like, they have style and quality. Both are from the same series, the Vitoret. This series came on the market as one of the cheapest to give everybody a change to make photos.
One is just the Vitoret, a very basic camera. It has 4 shutterspeeds, 30, 60 , 125 and B. Aperture goes from f2.8 to f22. Focuss is manual and you have to guess or measure the distance you are away from your object. It has some zone measuring. No lightmeter build in and that is the biggest challenge.
The other one is the Vitoret D and has a lightmeter build in but it is not connected with the lens. So you have to measure the light with it and than set the measurment on your lens. But I am not sure the lightcell still works strong enough.
Both seem to work,the shutterspeed and aperture works. The realeasebutton is working also fine on both and the lens looks clear. For the moment I just put a film in the Vitoret ( without lightmeter ) and had a go with it. Brushing up on the sunny 16 rule and some other manual exposure tricks and tips. Almost can not wait what the results gonna be.