Voigtländer Perkeo I

Voigtländer Perkeo I

So today I received my new (to me) camera, a 1952 Voigtländer Perkeo I, with a watameter rangefinder.

Voigtländer Perkeo I is a medium format viewfinder folding camera which was produced between 1951-55 in Germany.

The camera takes 120 roll film, with a picture size of 6x6cm, and folds up nicely to fit into your pocket.


Self-erecting bellows when opened

Front View
 Vaskar 4.5 75mm Lens
Self-timer (red dot leaver)

Focusing is done using distance focus scale only, this camera as standard does not have a rangefinder, just a small viewfinder. 
The shutter is cocked on the side of the lens with a leaver and the shutter speeds are
1/300, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, 1/10, 1/5, 1/2/ 1 sec + B
Aperture is also adjusted on the side 
Apertures: f/4.5 to f/16

There is also a cable release socket which is on the hinged door.

Back view
Small viewfinder
Viewing window to see what film frame number your are on "X" means viewing window is closed.

Watameter rangefinder.

So far this camera is stunning and beautifully made, this particular one seems to be in good condition, bellows also seem to be in good condition, no light leaks detected.

Shutter speeds 1/300, 1/100, 1/50 & 1/25 all seem to be fine
1/10, 1/5, 1/2/ and 1 sec are currently getting jammed after the shutter has opened
but after a few uses these will hopefully loosen up. Bulb also is also working fine.

The big test will be putting a roll of film though it.



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