Vitessa - 125 c 1952

Voigtlander produced a number of beautiful cameras during its existence.
The Vitessas are perhaps the most beautiful.

The Vitessa is a rock of a camera. You could easily use it to crack walnuts. The shutter is quiet and the camera handles wonderfully. The long button on top advances the film and re-sets the shutter all with one push. I think I could get three frames per second if I was inclined toward that type of shooting. This camera has the slip on cold shoe accessory. It's lined with thick black felt to avoid scratching the camera. The f2 Ultron was the top of the line for the Vitessa. Top shutter speed is 1/500. The slow speeds produce a beautiful buzzing sound.

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UMASS barn on Sabin Street (f11)

Lock on barn door in Hadley, MA.

Sixteen pound bowling ball, iron bench and wildflowers. (f16)

Eventually everyone will use bowling balls as lawn art. I happen to be ahead of the curve.
Remember, you saw it here first.

Dandelions (f8)

Dandelions go to seed every other day it seems. People that love their lawns hate dandelions.
I'm indifferent toward dandelions and my "lawn."

Camo flamingo (f16)

During the brutal Massachusetts winter, this flamingo stood resolute in the snow and wind.
Now he's well camo'd in the sun in front of the Azalea.



Arista 200