Voigtlander 2.0/50mm Ultron lens
Fits Voigtlander Prominent 35mm Rangefinder Camera - (Camera NOT included)
In the 1950’s the three best German rangefinder lenses were produced by Voigtlander, Zeiss and Leitz. These three companies were of course well respected and their designs reflected their respective desire to out-do the others. Which company or lens you preferred was a subjective, personal choice but all of them were top of the line performers and capable of producing beautiful results.
The lens in this listing is a famous Voigtlander 2.0/50mm Ultron. The serial number (3474900) indicates it was produced in 1954.
This Ultron lens is in excellent condition and it fits the various Voigtlander Prominent cameras produced between 1950 thru 1960. As usual for lenses of this era there is a touch of oil on the aperture leaves. This was normal because the aperture blades on a rangefinder cameras are stationary and doesn’t need close instantly as they do in an SLR (single lens reflex camera).
The lens is in excellent condition and will look good on your camera. The glass is clean and clear. There are no scratches, just few light cleaning wisps and it’s capable of producing very lovely photos with modern color and black & white films.
All and all, a very fine lens for your camera.