Vitessa T - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Vitessa T

c. 1957

Voigtländer & Sohn

Braunschweig

West Germany

Image of Vitessa T

Lens:
f2.8, 50 mm Color-Skopar, iris diaphragm to f22. Bayonet mount lens. Depth-of-field index arms. Serial no. 4250165 .

Shutter:
Synchro-Compur, speeds 1 - 1/500, B. Delayed action. X, M synchronisation.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
36, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm film held in cassette.

Attributes:
Double image coupled rangefinder.
Quick action 'plunger' release tensions the shutter and advances the film. Sprocket feed.
Selenium exposure meter, scaled: EV 2 - 18, DIN 9 - 24, ASA 6 - 200, WES 5 - 160. Meter is not coupled. A scale is chosen depending on the film speed. The meter needle moves over the scale and indicates the EV, this is then set on the shutter. Aperture values are shown against a secondary index. Removable back. Exposure counter. Film type reminder scale.

Serial Number:
1134996 .

The name implies this camera was built for speed of use. This may have been true for the earlier 'barn door' models but the model T is quite cumbersome, not helped by the knob focusing on the front of the lens. Depressing the plunger sets the shutter and also advance the film after a small catch is moved.

Accessory lenses:

  • f3.5 35 mm Skoparet.
  • f4.8 100 mm Dynaret.
  • f4 135 mm Super-Dynaret.

A Turnit view-finder for accessory lenses was available.

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