My new Voigtlander Prominent

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  1. 5stringdeath

    5stringdeath Member

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    Just this morning, $10 at a yard sale. 50 f/2 Ultron

    Didn't really know what I bought til I got home, but of course anything with Voigtlander on it has to be worth $10 :D

    Now I'm excited to go shoot some film today with this, despite the operating quirks I've read about. Took me a good 10 minutes just to figure out where the focus knob was :D

    Body needs a dust off, but the lens wore a filter and hasn't a mark on her.

    Fun!

    Oh yea, also there is no accessory shoe on mine .. just a flat plate with the name ... so is this a true Prominent 1 and not a 1a etc? I know its not a II
     
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    I can't answer your questions, but I can say you scored big-time ... :smile:
     
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    I am also green with envy, a Voightlander prominent for $10, I wish I lived in your neck of the woods, all I can say i well done and enjoy it,Richard
     
  5. 5stringdeath

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    Few and far between. I'm not an avid yard saler, this was right in my neighborhood. Just dumb luck.
     
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    I would be green with envy if I didn't have one already. Mine does have the shoe, but I don't believe that it was the last model.

    Now with all that saved money you could buy, for rather more money, a modern Voigtlander VC Meter II, which you can see looks rather pretty (and, more importantly, lets you know what your exposure might be).

    I'd be inclined to have a maintenance person check it out, mine jammed and I do feel more secure for the fairly cheap CLA.

    Regards - Ross
     

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  7. elekm

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    Congratulations on the Prominent. It enjoys an avid group of followers. The Ultron is an excellent lens.
     
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    The Prominent's ergonomics are different from most other cameras and aren't appreciated by everyone (including me). But you'll need to try this camera yourself.
     
  9. 5stringdeath

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    Already have! Its quirky but not impossible. Then again, I have an Omega Rapid 200 as well, so I'm kinda used to quirky cameras :D And a Contax G1 system .... maybe I just love the oddball cameras ... strangely enough a lot of these bodies have superb glass with them, so its all worth it.