Voigtlander Perkeo 3x4

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Voigtlander Perkeo 3x4

Post by alexvaras » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:47 pm

Hi all,

Another Voigtlander, 16 photos on 127film, format 3x4. More knobs to the collection :)
I kept looking for this exact model (tubular viewfinder and small cute "leg") the last months, I got it at the same time the big Inos II from the same dealer in UK.

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Voigtlander Perkeo 3x4

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Voigtlander Perkeo 3x4 back.

A little service on the shutter it runs without any defect, 1/300 is 1/280!!
Photos as usual with old Skopar style, a friend gave me one Ilford HP5 127film. Nothing to complain at all, great small camera, fun to shoot with, handling is easy.

I shot a series of teacher on duty during playtime, I thought it was going to be "teachers having cold" but finally it became to "teachers having fun".

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Mr Dan.

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Ms Irina.

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Ms Kate.

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Ms Nadine.

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Ms Ekaterina.

And the infinite test shot:
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Pines.

Other photos here:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/11782047@N02/66n5wf

I rarely shoot 127 and I have two cameras already and they are gorgeous :D

Thank you for looking.
Alex

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Re: Voigtlander Perkeo 3x4

Post by PFMcFarland » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:15 pm

If they still made cameras like that, 127 would have never died. Great portraits, Alex.

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Re: Voigtlander Perkeo 3x4

Post by Julio1fer » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:27 pm

A fine classic and excellent portraits, Alex.

IMHO 127 format got caught in the middle between 120 and 35mm. There are a few excellent 127 cameras (your Perkeo is one, there are a few Zeiss folders, and also the 4x4 TLRs by Yashica and Rollei in a quick list).

I wish that 127 films were as available as 120 and for similar prices. I may be wrong, but my memory is that 127 was never a cheap format, even back in the 1960s it cost the same or more than 120.

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Re: Voigtlander Perkeo 3x4

Post by alexvaras » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:50 am

Thank you, Phil and Julio.

I keep asking myself why 127 film was not successful. My guess is many cameras have not rangefinder comparing to the 35mm ones for rectangular format and for square you had many TLR's already against the few 127 film had as something 'cute'.
The interesting format from 127 for me is the 4x6.5cm really nice proportion and one day I would like to have the Exakta VP, no external rangefinder or guessing needed :D

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