First outing of the Voigtländer Vito II

Recently I took into my possession my grandad’s Voigtländer Vito II, dating from 1949. I loaded it with some black & white film and over a series of office lunchbreaks I took it for walks around various parts of central-ish Bristol – Clifton, Redland, and Cotham. All week the weather was overcast and the lighting was quite flat. Most of the photos I took have a “street” feel about them, which is not usually my favourite style of photography.

The camera was last used in 1992 at the latest (it was still packed up from when my grandparents last moved house) but it probably hadn’t been used for some before then. It was clean and appeared to work sufficiently well so I went out shooting. Now I’ve seen the film, it looks as though the shutter might be a little bit slow – quite a few of the photos are over-exposed. I’ll know for next time!

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