Zeiss-Ikon Voigtländer Vitessa 1000SR (1968)

This is a Zeiss-Ikon Voigtländer Vitessa 1000SR, a 35mm rangefinder camera produced under both the Zeiss-Ikon and Voigtländer names from about 1967 to 1970.  This camera’s dual branding was a byproduct of Zeiss-Ikon’s 1965 merger with Voigtländer AG.  Despite having the Zeiss-Ikon name, the camera was entirely designed and built …

Voigtländer Bessamatic Deluxe (1962)

This is a Voigtländer Bessamatic Deluxe made by Voigtländer AG Braunschweig between the years of 1962 and 1967.  It is a slightly improved model to the original Bessamatic from 1959 with the addition of a T-shaped “Judas window” above the exposure meter which allows both aperture and shutter speed settings to be …

Voigtländer Prominent (1952)

This is a Voigtländer Prominent 35mm rangefinder camera made by Voigtländer AG Braunschweig between the years 1952 and 1958.  At the time of it’s release, it was Voigtländer’s top of the line 35mm camera and was designed to compete with Ernst Leitz’s Leica series.  It has an interchangeable bayonet lens mount, a coincident …