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Old Jan 12, 2005, 9:40 PM   #1
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~My aunt had an old Voigtlander Vito BL in her basement that I went to go pick up. I got it and brought it home and looked in the bag to see what it contained. The camera (obviously) was in there, a Honeywell Tilt-A-Mate, flashbulbs, and a roll of kodachrome 64 film. The camera is in pretty good condition. I have read over the instructions and know how to change the aperature, shutter, etc. I really want to use this and see what kind of quality it gives. Do any of you have any experience at all with something like this. I figured I would go and get some Fuji Velvia Slide film and try it out. Do any of you have any information about this type of camera? I appreciate any help you can give me!~

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Old Jan 13, 2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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Since you are asking about an older (somewhat obscure) film camera in a digital camera forum, you are probably not hitting your target audience. I would suggest posting the question on: http://photo.net,
here:
http://www.cameraquest.com/CosVoigtUser.htm
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http://www.butkus.org/chinon/voigtla...oigtlander.htm

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~Kalypso, I just figured I would post and see if anybody here had any clueabout this. I appreciate the links you gave me and hopefully I will be able to get my questions answered. Thanks again!~

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Old Jan 13, 2005, 7:16 PM   #4
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Though that camera has a meter, it is worth checking to see if it gives reasonable settings. If possible, use your digicam as a light meter. ISO, f/stop, and exposure have the same meaning in chemical and digital photography. If you can't do that, remember the sunny f/16 rule: on a bright sunny day shoot at f/16 with the exposure at 1/ISO, e.g., with ISO=200 shoot at 1/200th sec at f/16, or 1/400 at f/11, or 1/800 at f/8, ...

Depending on what you are tying to do, shoot with slide or negative film. If you want the pictures, shoot negative. It has a great deal more latitude for missed exposure settings. If you want to test the camera, shoot slide film. With its lack of latitude, you will be able to see exposure problems very easily.

Try a good range of shutter speeds. Old cameras often have stuck shutters. I'd recomend exercising the shutter before loading film.


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