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    I have a Vitomatic II and a Vito B. They are lovely cameras which are reassuringly solid. You can often pick these up cheap from sellers who think they don't work, not knowing that they need a film in them for the shutter to work.


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    Thank you for the responses to the thread! I indeed took it out for a test run today and ran a 24 exposure roll through it and boy am I impressed with the results! I took it into a local camera shop thinking the guy behind the counter would know what the letters meant and he looked at it like I had just showed him a three week old sandwich!
    I had gone out this morning before I had a chance to check the replies to this thread so I just kept the lever in its default position Now I know what it is for I doubt I will ever use the function as I don't intend to try it with a flash!

    I couldn't believe how sharp some of the photos came out considering the age of the camera, the fact I used a roll of pound shop Kodak film and the fact that I got it developed in one hour in a high street chain! Really impressed with the camera, the gent I bought it off sold me another three Voigtlanders with it for £30 and I hope they all work as well as this one!
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    I have the same camera without the meter and a Color-Skopar lens and it is one of the best users for color print and transparency film I've used. The build is like a tand and I fully think NOTHING can destroy it.

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    It is a hefty thing that's for sure! It weighs the same as my Zenit EM SLR! As for its survivability I plan to test that tomorrow when it is forecast to rain ALL day but I will be going out with it anyway as I am slightly addicted to using it now!

    I am so surprised with the colour I am getting from it, even off pound shop Kodak Colour Plus film!
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    I've had the Vito B and CL in the past. Neat little cameras. Enjoy.
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    Four Voigtlanders for thirty pounds?? What a deal! I had a 1959 Vitomatic II (which is basically the same as a IIa) that took fantastic pictures. I sold it and the 1951 Voigtlander Vito II folder I had just recently in order to make room for more cameras in the house. What other Voigtlanders did you get in this set?

    Have fun with them and enjoy then thoroughly!

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