THIS CAMERA NEEDS REPAIR. Detailed issues are specified below.
This foldable 35mm film camera comes with the highly-regarded 50mm Ultron lens with an aperture range of 𝑓2-22. Its quiet, vibration-free leaf shutter fires between 1 and 1/500th of a second.
Despite its age (66 years!), it has a FULLY-FUNCTIONAL selenium light meter that works without batteries.
This camera comes with a box, warranty card (obviously, expired), tag, and instruction booklets.
The camera is in VERY GOOD COSMETIC CONDITION.
This camera is repairable. I know this because I've repaired cameras like this in the past. However, I am not skilled with shutter assembly and don't have the time to repair the rest of the issues. Instead, I'm documenting what's wrong with this camera according to my diagnosis:
- The rangefinder mirror needs to be secured with a stronger glue to its base
- Rangefinder needs calibration (rangefinder patch seems to have an OK contrast)
- Shutter needs reassembly. Originally, this camera came with a broken shutter. I've replaced it with a working Compur shutter from another Vitessa. However, it isn't assembled correctly, and thus you'll need to reassemble this piece.
- After you reassemble the shutter, you'll need to calibrate your lens focus with a ground glass and a microscope using this method: https://www.analog.cafe/r/sharper-lens-with-a-cheap-microscope-and-sticky-tape-9gvo or using autocollimator.
This camera is sold for PARTS, OR REPAIR and NO RETURNS.
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