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The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:05
Sounds like it has a cheap retrofit for a sports finder. But looking at Collectiblend, they state the cameras were first made in 1933, and in 1934 you could get the optional Sports Finder http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Voigtl ... uperb.html A lack of photos of one with such an option means it's somewhat rare to find, so it would be a keeper just for that feature.

That one is ready for one of your CLA's, Alex, not much appears to have a need to be overhauled.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:05 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Inos II

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 21:48
The way I understand it, German patent laws made it somewhat difficult and expensive to license others technology, plus the different designers were slightly arrogant in that they didn't want to have to fall back to using others designs. So if you had six different German made cameras sitting before you, and just looked at one thing they do (such as film transport), you'd likely see six different ways of doing it. Voigtlander was willing to take this philosophy to the extreme. It's the same reason a Compur shutter on one camera usually can't be used as a parts donor for another brand of camera with a Compur because the camera manufacturer would have exclusive designs requiring different specifications in the shutters. This eventually lightened up after WWII, but not until a long time had passed, and most of the manufacturers had too.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:48 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Voigtlander Superb Model I - Skopar

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:20
I went to my dealer again to continue looking cameras and we agreed a price for this one, but I was unsure about the lens, etc.. So he allowed me to take it home, do what ever I want to restore it and the pay or give it back, this behave is not usual in this country with something of some value, but as he said: "I don't have a queue of costumers and you found it the other day."
So here its. At the second picture there is an albada finder that I suspect someone put it there, anyone can confirm this?



Shutter works, at the moment 250 is around 140 and 100 around 80, good enough to shoot, aperture works, focus seem accurate, ground glass is dark but enough to compose, I cleaned the lenses and they seem fine so the camera is inside my backpack with a film on it
Lets see how behaves.

Thanks for watching.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:20 pm

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Inos II

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:19
Go ahead and rant today. I like Mike rants. I also have a Voightlander that I thought was designed buy someone who was sitting at a drafting table with a bottle of Apfelkorn.

Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:19 am

The Fix-It Forum • Re: Voigtlander Inos II

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:03
That's a highly unusual camera with a bicycle chain thrown into the mechanics. And of course it has Voigtlander's focusing dial/knob.

I never really cared for the "focus by knob" approach with a camera that is to be held at eye level. Sometimes, it seemed like Voigtlander did things just to be different. Like that massive plunger on the Vitessa. Oh well, I'll save that rant for another day.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:03 am

Words/No Words • Re: Concert Day

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:50
Everybody falls in love with those Zeiss lenses, Alex. Your repairs went well, allowing for the excellent output. You make us all glad to see what you have accomplished.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:50 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Oath...

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:13
I imagine we'll get an email with the instructions for switching over to Smugmug. It will involve signing in to the change-over site, then redoing your password, then getting the new URL to go straight to Flicker. Or something like that.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:13 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Concert Day

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:29
Quote: "Really impressed with the camera and the lens."
So am I. I envy you a Contax IIa. Your developing and scanning is superb.

Statistics: Posted by GrahamS — Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:29 pm

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