Voigtlander Vito III Prototype 1949

Voigtlander Vito III Prototype, 1949

Unique prototype with coupled rangefinder, fixed Ultron 1.9/5cm in Compur shutter to 1/500 sec., very similar to the prototype PR2058 illustrated in Prochnow 'Voigtländer Report 1' page 43, but with several notable differences like the large mounting plate for the lens (mounted instead the standard Vito III folding bed), green leather covering with vertical diamond pattern, different strap lugs etc.

the camera is illustrated in McKeowns Price Guide 12th Edition page 969

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