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Voigtländer Perkeo 1

Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-02-15

voigtlander perkeo 1


Lens: Voigtländer Vaskar 75mm f/4,5
Aperture: f/4,5 - f/16
10 bladed aperure
Shutter: Pronto
1/200 sec to 1/25 sec plus a Bulb setting

Takes standard 120 film
6x6 images format
Double-exposure prevention

Image quality

This is quite sharp in the middle, but this is only in the very middle.
Corner sharpness is lousy.

Even f/16 suffers a little from unsharp corners.
voigtlander perkeo 1
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f/4.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/16

Not that bad at all
voigtlander perkeo 1

Build quality

Like most cameras from the 50s it got a all metal body and have good built quality.


This lens have lousy corner sharpness, but it's not a harsh unsharpness.
So its not as striking like some simular cameras have.
Other than that it have nice contrast and little vinjettering.

If you consider what you can buy this camera for today I wouldn't say that its that bad.

Thumbs up:
Good center sharpness (but only in the very center wide open)
Light weight (for a medium format)

Thumbs down:
Bad corners! bad!
Shutter only go down to 1/25s

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Technical Info
Scanner: Epson V700
Film: Kodak Tmax 100
Developer: Kodak D76
And I used a tripod for all the images.

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