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Voigtlander Vitoret

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by icy_se7en, May 13, 2011.

  1. icy_se7en

    icy_se7en Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 17, 2011
    Hi just a quick question ive just bought a Voigtlander Vitoret from ebay for like £6 something I know thats pretty cheap considering the lens is worth money but it says in the description the shutter doesnt fire on any settings and I was wondering is the shutter built in the lens or in the camera? because I only bought it for the lens and does anyone know if the lens is a M42 fit? The lens is a 50mm F2.8 Lanthar with the Prontor 125 shutter, if the shutter is just behind the lens can it be removed also so I can just use my M42 adapter if it is M42. Thanks
     
  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Theres a bit of a spiel over here
    Marriott - Voigtlander Vitoret Cameras

    Looks like the lens isn't removable without hacking it off - note theres a post about someone doing just that with a Yashica rangefinder lens on here somewhere so if you want to re-use the lens it is possible.
     
  3. icy_se7en

    icy_se7en Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Apr 17, 2011
    Ive just found this Jes - Fixing a Voigtlander Vitoret

    looks like a screw type lens in this pic:
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    that metal piece looks like it can come off I dunno but has anyone else tryed it?
     
  4. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

    435
    Sep 29, 2010
    Australia
    looks like you will be the pioneer here! may be a good idea to document it if you go ahead with the work :) Good luck!:)
     
  5. icy_se7en

    icy_se7en Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 17, 2011
    Hmm so nobody has done this before? and is the shutter seperate from the lens?
     
  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
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  7. icy_se7en

    icy_se7en Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Apr 17, 2011
    Thanks alot, ive been looking everywhere for a diy solution for lenses like that, I was thinking of doing it but didnt think it was possible until now lol :biggrin:
     
  8. icy_se7en

    icy_se7en Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Apr 17, 2011
    I was just looking at other voigtlander lenses and alot of them are C mount, C mount and M42 are the only type of screw fits ive seen and know of but cant find any info on that voitlander 50mm lens with prontor 125 shutter
     
  9. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    I think you'll find the lens is mounted on the shutter. Usually front and back sections of the lens screw into the front and back of the shutter. The whole assembly is then mounted on the camera or a lens board. The diaphragm is part of of the shutter assembly.

    A lot of shutters have a T setting that opens the shutter for long (Timed) exposures. Some times this will still work even when the rest of the shutter is shot.

    Good luck.

    Fred
     
  10. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    This looks more like a standard Compur retaining ring, as used on large format cameras. Don't remind them as M42 but why not? With the correct spanners-like screwdriver, remove the ring and it will free the lens.

    As for the shutter, there's somewhere a mechanism to cock it, try it on B (or Z for Zeit) setting to leave it permanently open.
    Otherwise, dismantling a Compur shutter and keeping its iris working is definitely a specialist's job much akin to a mechanical watch repair....
     
  11. icy_se7en

    icy_se7en Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Apr 17, 2011
    Hmm if its not an M42 could it be an M39 or would that screw fit be to small looking at the pic I posted? Im not too worried about the shutter aslong as I can set the aperature and focus without it, looking at the pic posted below it says prontor 125 on the silver bit at the bottom and looks like part of the lens but I know prontor 125 is the shutter so is the shutter the silver bit or black piece behind the lens?

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  12. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    The "silver bit" is the shutter and diaphragm. It looks like the front element also rotates to focus. There is another lens element screwed into the back of the shutter.
     
  13. aria

    aria Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 9, 2010
    Rome, Italy
    the most usable voigtländer lenses on mu43 are made for Bessamatic and Ultramatic in DKL mount (or Retina Mount). there are the Septon 50/2 and the cheaper and smallest Color-Skopar. Dynarex 90 and Super Dynarex, the expensive tele Zoomar, Skoparex 35 and many other DKL made by Schneider & Kreuznach. try to check ebay finding "bessmatic". good lenses but bad cheap adapters. IMHO

    Voigtlander Historical Lenses and Cameras
     
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