Voightlander Camera

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  1. Alec Norrie

    Alec Norrie TPF Noob!

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    I have a Voightlander Vito CD I bought new in Germany in 1962. I believe it is still in good working condition. Is this camera worth fixing if need be?
     
  2. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    It'll cost 200-300 to fix.

    you can find reasonably working ones (with reliable higher shutter speeds) for 10-20 bucks.

    So, unless there's 200 bucks worth of sentiment in it... I wouldn't bother fixing.
     
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    What's wrong with it? Does it need fixing or just a CLA (Clean, Lube and Adjust)?

    If it's broken, such as shutter frozen and such, I second Doc's opinion of buying one off Ebay for a lot less than fixing it.

    Voigtländers have really nice glass, the Skopars are one of the finest lenses.
     
  4. Rob

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    I've got one, and they're virtually unbreakable. Smooth as the day it was born really, (the film advance that is).

    As you've bought it, it's likely that it will still work perfectly.

    Don't trust the light meter though - it will most likely be at least two stops under. I believe this is because the selenium cells get less sensitive with age. Use a cheapo handheld meter to confirm.

    The Vitos love B&W film!

    Rob
     

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