Voigtländer Brillant camera


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I have this camera from the flea market (as the big majority of my cameras). I have found it in a really good shape. It is a beautiful object, made from bakelite (I kept searching for the older metal ones, but I have only seen one in a very rough condition, with a lot of rust and not functioning). My model was produced between 1937 and 1951. It also has a small compartment for accessories, but unfortunately the filters are not there anymore, only the tiny cable release stayed. I used it in several occasions, but the results for color film are not so spectacular. I’m still looking for a camera that takes 120 film and it is reliable in any light conditions (preferably a Soviet one). This one, even if it does have the possibility for long exposures (1, 2, 5, 10 shutter speeds), it doesn’t focus well in low light conditions. Still, I have used it exclusively for very expired 120 film, because it is the only medium format camera I have with more complex settings. (I have written about a very expired film here. All the photos were taken with the Brillant).









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