Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/01/04

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Subject: The Durable Vito B -- OFF-TOPIC
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 1997 22:12:15 -0500

At 08:34 PM 1/4/97 -0500, Brian Levy, J.D., wrote:

>As far as indestructible cameras go, I'd vote for the Voightlander Vito B.
>Body built to withstand hits by a tank, the chrome on them never seems to
>wear (possibly Leica should buy a few and see how to do it right), a leaf
>shutter which seems just to keep on ticking.

This is ONE neat camera, and it normally can be had for a princely sum of
$25 or $50 or so.  Bright VF, fine lens (a Tessar clone), and an
indestructible inside.  The shutter is quite good, albeit it is a Prontor
and from the era when the Prontor held a reputation for poor workmanship.

Mine came with a Proximeter, an auxiliary rangefinder.  It makes a neat
little package.  Quite portable and it does a nice job with b&w, colour
negative, AND chrome films.

Marc  FAX:  +540/343-7315
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