Voigtlander Vito B: A disappointment

Voigtlander Vit B w/Accurange rangefinder

Voigtlander Vit B w/Accurange rangefinder

The Vito B is a pretty simple camera, vierfinder with no light meter. But it’s a beautiful piece of work. I really had high hopes for this camera, but it turned out pretty much unusuable.

The lens is scratched to the point that ll the photos look hazed. In addition, there is a light leak problem, though I’s not sure where. The leak seems to be inconsistend both in terms of location and degree (see sample pics below).The saving grace is that I didn’t pay much for the camera.

It’s an amazing piece of industrial design in terms of both looks and ease of use, but I guess this will end up a nice big paperweight. I’m looking for another one that will actually take pictues.

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