Voigtlander 'Prominent' camera

1932 in Brunswick

Prominent camera. Self erecting folding camera for 120 roll film, 56 x 88mm or 56 x 44mm. Fitted with a Voigtlander Heliar lens F:10.5cm, f/4.5-25. Ni 8840252. Rimset Compur shutter 1/2/5/10/25/50/100/250/B/T with delayed action. Coupled rangefinder, split image type, focusing knob on camera body. Visual exposure meter built on camera body. Visual exposure meter built on. 18 settings - adjusted to show vertical bars. Visibility determined by brightness of illumination. Colour adjustment: Clear, pale blue, deep blue filters. Speed scale 0-30 . Exposure scale 60 secs -1/500 secs. Direct vision optical finder with hinged mask for 16 on exposure. Depth of field table. Braided leather wrist strap. No D966033. Manufactured by Voigtlander. Overall (deployed): 180 mm x 115 mm x 140 mm.


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glass, leather and metal (unknown)
overall (deployed): 180 mm x 115 mm x 140 mm,
rollfilm camera
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The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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