Minolta Uniomat (Ansco Uniomat)

Minolta Uniomat This is my first Minolta (ignoring my Minolta Dimage digital camera). The Uniomat is a semi-automatic exposure rangefinder camera. It takes 35 mm film. It is not a particularly large camera for a rangefinder but it is heavy. It measures 230 mm wide by 170 mm deep and 185 mm high. This makesContinue reading “Minolta Uniomat (Ansco Uniomat)”

Zeiss Ikon Contessa LKE

Zeiss Ikon Contessa LKE   Zeiss Ikon Contessa LKE   This is a fairly simple compact camera along the lines of Zeiss Ikon’s other Ikonta derivatives, the Contina family.  It is small enough to fit comfortably in one hand – 115mm wide by 85mm tall by 35 mm thick (75 mm thick including the lens). Continue reading “Zeiss Ikon Contessa LKE”

Voigtlander Vitomatic II

This is an update of the excellent Voigtländer Vito B.  The Vito B spawned several cameras – the Vitomatics I and II and the Vito BL. This is the automatic update as opposed to the more manual Vito BL. The Vitomatic II has a coupled light meter and a coupled rangefinder added and a newContinue reading “Voigtlander Vitomatic II”

Franka Solida III camera

The first Vintage camera that I bought was a Franka Solida II.  The Solida III is basically the same camera, as you would expect, with a different lens and the addition of a non-coupled rangefinder. The Solida III takes 120 film and produces a 6 cm by 6 cm negative – twelve frames to aContinue reading “Franka Solida III camera”

Accessory rangefinder from Voigtländer

Voigtländer produced a small rangefinder as an accessory for their range of cameras in the 1950s.  There were at least two versions of this as evidenced by the shoe connector.  The rangefinder sits in the accessory shoe on top of the camera and is entirely independent of the camera. This was still available in 1970Continue reading “Accessory rangefinder from Voigtländer”