Sunday, April 11, 2010

My first roll through the Voigtlander Vito CL (110410)

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I finally got an opportunity to put a roll of film (Kodak ColorPlus ISO200) through the Voigtlander Vito CL that was given to me by John & Margaret... an elderly couple in my church community.

I found the camera a joy to use. The camera feels good in the hand, is easy to control and its selenium light meter is more informative than the Olympus Trip 35 which enabled me to keep exposure to near enough the right level. It also had an unintentional vignetting... which adds to the feel of the pics.

The only downside, for me, was focussing... requiring an awareness of the distance between you and the subject. I am spoilt with the four focal planes of the Olympus Trip 35 or the autofocus of my dSLRs... and tended, as a result, to keep it on infinity. I think only one pic wasn't as sharp as it could be as a result.

All in... it is a fab wee camera that I will bring out again. I've included three pics from this set to give you a flavour of the output... please go to the set to see all 26 pics.


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1 comment:

Angus Mathie said...

Nice set of photos, Thomas. The three you have highlighted are the pick of the bunch probably because the subjects have their own richness of colour to which the camera can respond. It has been an interesting bike journey.


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