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Voigtlander Vito Cameras - Vitomatic Cameras

by Stephanie Marriott

Introduction

Cameras

Guidelines for Purchasers

Data Section

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Introduction

These are 35 mm. cameras with a rigid front and non-interchangeable lens. The cameras are all fitted with a coupled meter.

Cameras

Vitomatic I (c1958)

Vitomatic II (c1958)

Vitomatic Ia (1960)

Vitomatic IIa (1960)

1964 advertisement for the Vitomatic IIa

Vitomatic Ib (no date)

Vitomatic IIb (c1965)

Vitomatic I CS (1967)

Vitomatic II CS (1967)

Vitomatic IIIb (1965)

Vitomatic III CS (1967)

Guidelines for Purchasers

The first thing to remember is that all Vitomatic cameras require a film to be loaded before the interlock will operate successfully. If there is no film, then the mechanism to tension the shutter must be operated carefully, by hand.

All of these cameras are very usable but they are all at least 30 years old, in some cases over 40 years old, and are therefore well past their designed operational lifetime. Spare parts and repairs are difficult to find - if not impossible - and can be very costly.

Many Vitomatics are hard to find; some of them were never imported into the UK and those models which can be found fairly easily tend to be the simpler models - the Ia and IIa seem to be the most common, the IIa being particularly popular with collectors and camera users alike (especially the version with the f/2 Ultron lens). The Vitomatics with f/2 Ultron lenses are very rare.

Data Section

Camera

Filter Size

Vitomatic I

32 mm. push-on

Vitomatic II

32 mm. push-on

Vitomatic Ia

32 mm. push-on

Vitomatic IIa

32 mm. push-on

Vitomatic IIa (with Ultron lens)

40.5 mm. screw-fitting

Vitomatic Ib

40.5 mm. screw-fitting

Vitomatic IIb

40.5 mm. screw-fitting

Vitomatic I CS

40.5 mm. screw-fitting

Vitomatic II CS

40.5 mm. screw-fitting

Vitomatic IIIb

40.5 mm. screw-fitting

Vitomatic III CS

40.5 mm. screw-fitting

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