SUPERB! Freshly Serviced VOIGTLANDER PROMINENT, 35mm Rangefinder Camera, Body only, CLA'd
Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use!
This is the Prominent, a top of the line 35mm rangefinder camera produced by Voigtlander in Germany between 1953-1957. It accepts interchangeable lenses, uses normal 35mm film and features a coupled rangefinder that makes focusing quick and easy. It’s a real classic and popular with collectors and photographers alike. It featured superb Voigtlander lenses, an exceptionally quiet shutter. It also featured an exceptionally fine quality fit and finish which was equal to anything from Zeiss-Ikon and Leica. Not surprising, because the Prominent was an expensive high-end camera competing for the same group of affluent buyers.
This classic camera is in great condition. It’s just been serviced and everything has been carefully cleaned, lubricated and adjusted. The quality Synchro-Compur shutter works smoothly and all speeds (B & 1 sec - 1/500th) are appropriate. The slow speeds buzz along smoothly and the fast speeds are clean and snappy. This shutter is flash synchronized and it works with a normal electronic flash. It’s been tested and the flash will fire correctly at any desired shutter speed. (This is of course a very convenient feature for flash fill.) It has a coupled rangefinder which never leaves you wondering about distance or focus. The rangefinder image is easy to see and focusing is smooth and accurate.
All and all, a fine lovely freshly serviced classic camera.