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Voigtlander Prominent system

Discontinued

Voigtlander Prominent I

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1950
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B

Voigtlander Prominent II

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1958
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B

Voigtlander Prominent I

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1950
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B

Voigtlander Prominent II

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1958
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B

A system which presented the solution to optical problems that had appeared insurmountable at the time. And it amazed everybody with its results - more brilliant, sharper, and more life-like pictures than ever. Two decisive features are behind this obvious advance. They are the precise optical correction of the Voigtlander high-class anastigmat lenses, and the ultimate perfection of the camera design.

PROMINENT points of progress:

  • An entirely new camera design, incorporating a diaphragm shutter, coupled range~ and viewfinder, and interchangeable lenses.
  • Voigtlander high-class lenses in quick-change mounts, giving outstanding marginal definition, brilliance, and colour correction.
  • The SYNCHRO-COMPUR shutter with speeds from 1 to 1/500 second, and delayed action release. The shutter is speed-synchronized for all types of flash bulbs and electronic flash up to the fastest shutter speed.
  • A highly accurate view- and rangefinder combined in one eyepiece, with automatic compensation for errors in magnification.
  • Two-finger operation with control from above; you shoot continuously without taking the camera from the eye.
  • Automatically coupled shutter tensioning, film wind, and film counter.

Prominent mount camera lineup

35mm film rangefinder cameras with Prominent mount (2):

Voigtlander Prominent I (1950) • Voigtlander Prominent II (1958)

Prominent mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 6
  • Completeness of lens lineup
Enthusiast photography
100%
Professional photography
80%

No dedicated lenses for architectural photography with perspective correction, professional macrophotography.

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