The Voigtländer Vitoret are small elegant 110 cameras packing a number of features into a camera only slightly larger than the film cassette itself. They are minimalist black with white markings and a pen-style pocket clip and wrist strap.
Made in Singapore between 1976 and 1978, 109.400 units were sold. The lens is a Lanthar 5,6/24mm, three elements. Manual exposure adjustment by weather symbols, mechanical shutter with two shutter times: 1/125 and 1/60 second. Fixed focus lens, the selector only varied diaphragm and times between f5.6-11. Film advance is by pushing on a white slide under the lens. Clear viewfinder. Leatherette case with Velcro on flap and a wrist strap. It has a neat clip on pen-style clip. Also delivered with matching flash (DIN 14 / 100ASA) or flash cube adapter.
The Voigtländer Vitoret claim to fame is it's size; at 122 x 35 x 27mm (4.8 x 1.4 x 1 inches). It was made in Singapore between 1978 and 1981 and 168.400 units were sold. The lens is a Lanthar 5,6/24mm, three elements. CdS automatic exposure from 1/300 - 4 seconds with electronic shutter which fixes at 1/300s if the batteries are removed. Fixed focus lens, the selector only varied diaphragm between f5.6-11. Focusing range of 5 feet to infinity. Also delivered with matching flash (DIN 14 / 100ASA) or flash cube adapter.
The CdS meter is activated by lightly pressing the shutter release. If the exposure is too long then a red LED warning light is shown. The hand strap can be removed so the camera can be tripod mounted.
The camera uses two A76 batteries.
The viewfinder has parallax markings. It has a hot-shoe for flash use and a built-in lens/viewfinder cover. A white plastic slider-button on the front lower edge advances the film and sets the shutter. It also opens and closes protective covers for the lens & viewfinder and locks the shutter release.
Review of the Voigtländer Vitoret is at http://www.merrillphoto.com/VoigtlanderVitoret.htm
Last Updated on 14th August 2005