“V” is for Vitessa

“V” is for the Vitessa N camera by Voightlander.

The Vitessa series included several 35mm film cameras with ‘barn-doors’ that opened to reveal the lens.

The Vitessa N. 1954
The Vitessa N. 1954

The tall plunger on the top was to cock the shutter. The smaller button to the left was the shutter release. Focusing was accomplished with a small dial on the back using a coupled rangefinder.

The tall plunger looked unusual, but was necessary to cock the shutter.
The tall plunger looked unusual, but was necessary to cock the shutter.

 

Reference: McKeown’s Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th edition, ISBN 0-931838-40-1

The other cameras featured in this A to Z Challenge are linked on this page.

 

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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