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VOIGTLANDER VITO B* (SCA 038)
- Made in Austria
- Lens: Color Skopar 1:3.5/50
- Comes with a black cover
- Condition (In our opinion): 8/10
- Item Code: SCA 038
When we talk about camera industry, most of us are not familiar with the fact that oldest name in the industry is Voigtländer. Johann Christoph Voigtländer established the company in 1756 in Austria, for producing optical and precision instruments. The company made history in cameras by producing the fastest lens of its time, the first completely metallic daguerrotype camera and initiated producing plate cameras in 1840s. The company introduced new technologies such as the first zoom lens and the first compact camera with built-in flash in 1960s. It underwent various transitions, Schering acquired most of the company shares in 1925 and later it sold its share to the Carl Zeiss Foundation in 1956. Zeiss and Voigtländer integrated in 1960s and after a halt in producing cameras in 1970s, Voigtländer was sold to Rollei and finally to Ringfoto in 1997. Later in 2000, Voigtländer products were sold and marketed as Cosina-Voigtländer.
On offer here is the Voigtländer Vito B, which was a compact 35 mm fixed lens camera. It was produced from 1954 to 1960. The Vito B came in two designs, the earlier model had a smaller viewfinder with a low profile plate, whereas the later version had a larger viewfinder and taller top plate.
The present camera is the earlier model which was made between 1954 and 1957. It had a silver metallic body and black leatherette body covering. It had an elegant look with the aperture set in the front of lens and shutter speed close to the camera body. It was 8 speed ‘prontor SVS’ version with a 3.5 color-skopar lens. It was widely used by people for capturing their special moments and gathering both indoors and outdoors because it was easy-to-use and light to carry.
This aesthetically pleasing camera is a must have for collectors, it can be added to your room’s interior or can be used to market your product in a very stylish manner. As the catchphrase of the camera’s ad campaign said rightfully: ‘Now is the time to get a better camera!’
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