Vintage VOIGTLANDER PROMINENT, NOKTON 50mm f/1.5 Fast Prime Lens, 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera with Accessories, Circa:1954/1955, Rare Find!

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"This vintage camera is in such perfect condition; even more exquisite than description" - CALIFORNIA
"Absolutely better than I expected. Like it came out the box brand new" - MINNESOTA
"Camera arrived in excellent condition, delivery was fast, well packaged. I would definitely recommend buying from them and will continue to shop here" - NEW YORK
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We have available a beautiful one owner VOIGTLANDER PROMINENT Camera System for your viewing pleasure. This is a very rare find indeed! We were fortunate to have acquired this offering from the original owner who purchased the PROMINENT and accessories from a local camera shop in late 1954 while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Germany. The owner was quite proud of his camera back then and has kept it in wonderful condition ever since, some 62 years.

The VOIGTLANDER PROMINENT comes with the famous NOKTON 50mm f/1.5 fast prime lens, the SKOPARON 35mm prime wide angle lens and the DYNARON 100mm prime telephoto lens. Accessories are abound, like the VOIGTLANDER PROXIMETER I & II, the VOIGTLANDER 35/100mm TURNIT Viewfinder, the unique VOIGTLANDER Lens Hood and the VOIGTLANDER PROMINENT EVER-READY Leather Camera Case. A complete item's list is shown below.

We have thoroughly inspected, cleaned (complete detailing) and tested the PROMINENT and each accessory and found all to be in fantastic physical and mechanical working condition for a camera system of this vintage. All leather cases and straps were revitalized using the very best in professional leather cleaners and (no wax) conditioners. You'll find a complete full item disclosure of condition below.

Your VOIGTLANDER PROMINENT Camera System will come to you securely packaged and protected for safe shipment. It will be ready to use or display the minute you receive it. So, if you've been longing for an exceptional, well taken care of PROMINENT with many fine accessories, we would respectfully encourage you to consider this one. We view it has a rare opportunity to own one of the best camera systems available in the 1950's; right up there with Leica, Contax and the like. Your questions are always welcomed. Thank you for stopping by!
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OFFERING LIST OF ITEMS AND CONDITION:
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- Voigtlander Prominent Body (124/R):

SUPERIOR VINTAGE CONDITION --- Fully functional mechanically. All moving parts, including the Synchro-Compur shutter, respond as they should. Film chamber is clean. Viewfinder optics is clear with no surface wear. Black leatherette skin is excellent. No loose, broken or missing parts. No surface dings, dents, scratches, gouges, stain, rust or other unusual abnormalities. In short, the Prominent body is a real beauty!

- Prominent Ever-ready Camera Case & Strap Extension:

EXCELLENT --- The leather camera case and extension strap is in excellent vintage shape and fully functional. Normal surface wear but nothing unusual. The hard case leather and backing construction is still very firm. The leather took the reconditioning very well. The inside blue felt liner shows normal wear (not worn out) but it's clean and fully intact to its backing material. Working snap closure. One of the two leather straps attached to the camera case has a weak point where the strap loops into the side of the case (See Pinterest Photo).

- Nokton 50mm f/1.5 Standard Lens (Serial # 3593133):

EXCEPTIONAL --- Fully functional mechanically. Clear optics void of inner optic dust, fungus, moisture, surface scratches or other abnormalities. The lens body has no surface dings, dents, major scratches, gouges, stain, rust, discoloration or other unusual abnormalities. A very decent lens!

- Skoparon 35mm f/3.5 Wide Angle Lens, Case & Rear Lens Cap (Serial # 3741731):

SUPER CONDITION --- Fully functional mechanically. Clear optics void of inner optic dust, fungus, moisture, surface scratches or other abnormalities. The lens body has no major scratches, gouges, stain, rust, discoloration or other unusual abnormalities. There is one slight ding on the edge of the lens front rim. However, the ding has no affect in the ability to successfully mount a lens hood, a press-on/screw-on lens filter or a lens cap. It's still a wonderful lens! The lens case is in superior condition with minimal surface wear, strong hard case construction, Working original Tuck Tilt Latch and a fully intact blue liner. The rear lens cap is perfect. Super lens!

- Dynaron 100mm f/4.5 Telephoto Lens, Case & Rear Lens Cap (Serial # 3786387):

EXCEPTIONAL --- Fully functional mechanically. Clear optics void of inner optic dust, fungus, moisture, surface scratches or other abnormalities. The lens body has no surface dings, dents, major scratches, gouges, stain, rust, discoloration or other unusual abnormalities. A terrific lens! The lens case is in superior condition with minimal surfaces wear, strong hard case construction, Working original Tuck Tilt Latch and a fully intact blue liner. The rear lens cap is perfect. Another beauty!

- Voightlander Lens Hood (310/47):

BEAUTIFUL CONDITION --- Fully functional. There is absolutely no surface wear, dings, dents, scratches, or other abnormalities of any kind on the outer aluminum surface of the hood. And only very minor surface wear on the black inside surface of the hood where there were several pin size marks exposing the aluminum surface. Those pin marks have since been retouched with black enamel. Simply unique!

- Proximeter I f. Prominent Close Up Lens & Case:

FANTASTIC SHAPE --- Fully functional. Beautiful clear optics with no optical surface wear of any kind. The leather case is in outstanding vintage condition. Minimal surface wear on the leather. Firm hard case construction still intact and the blue liner is completely clean and fully intact as well. Working original Tuck Tilt Latch. Very nice!

- Proximeter II f. Prominent Close Up Lens & Case:

FANTASTIC SHAPE --- Fully functional. Beautiful clear optics with no optical surface wear of any kind. The leather case is in outstanding vintage condition. Minimal surface wear on the leather. Firm hard case construction still intact and the blue liner is completely clean and fully intact as well. Working original Tuck Tilt Latch. Super!

- Voigtlander Prominent Turnit & Case:

PERFECT --- Not much to say here. The Turnit is absolutely in perfect shape. Clear optics through and through. Fully functional. The black leatherette skin is in excellent shape. The leather case is in outstanding vintage condition. Minimal surface wear on outer leather. Firm hard case construction still intact. Inside leather is perfect. Working snap closure. A wonderful piece!

- AGFA Synchro Blitzer KK Flash Gun:

NICE UNIT --- Not perfect but totally functional. The metal reflector is in very good condition with normal vintage surface wear. There are several slight dings around the reflector's rim and two minor dents on the inner portion of reflector face. These slight abnormalities have no affect on flash performance what-so-ever. The black reflector base that houses the battery is perfect. The battery compartment is clean void of any corrosion. The flash socket and cable is in excellent condition. A worthy flash attachment that will do the job!

- B+W Skylight/UV 45E Lens Filter & Case:

LIKE NEW --- This filter is in prefect condition with a totally clear optic with no surface abnormalities. The metal ring is exceptional as well. Threads are perfect too! The leather filter case is totally functional with a strong snap closure and minimal surface wear.

- B+W Blue 45E Lens Filter & Case:

LIKE NEW --- This filter is in prefect condition with a totally clear optic with no surface abnormalities. The metal ring is exceptional as well. Threads are perfect too! The leather filter case is totally functional with a strong snap closure and minimal surface wear.

- B+W Orange 45E Lens Filter & Case:

LIKE NEW --- This filter is in prefect condition with a totally clear optic with no surface abnormalities. The metal ring is exceptional as well. Threads are perfect too! The leather filter case is totally functional with a strong snap closure and minimal surface wear.

- Voigtlander Lens Cap:

FAIR CONDITION --- Totally functional but it has a chip on the edge. This cap is a press-on type. It hold in place on the lens face as it should. Basically, it is cosmetic issue, not a functional issue. With the exception of the chip, the lens cap surface is in excellent shape with no surface wear.

- Generic Vintage Black Metal Lens Cap:

NICE SHAPE --- Totally functional. Void of dings, dents or other unusual abnormalities. Normal surface wear. Fits all of the lenses. It's a press-on cap with a inner felt ring that protects the lens rim and helps with press-on tension. A nice vintage cap!

- Voigtlander Prominent User Manual:

GOOD CONDITION --- Original manual that came with the camera. It has 28 pages of information and user operation instructions and visuals. The front and back cover are a bit worn but the inside pages are fully intact and fully readable with clear visuals, no page creases or tears and only slight corner folds.
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CAMERA/ACCESSORY SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES:
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CAMERA TYPE:
35mm manual rangefinder film camera.

LENS:
Standard Nokton 50mm f/1.5 lens. 7 elements in 5 groups. Meniscus element. Bayonet type. 2 inch lens. Takes 47mm press-on lens hood. Takes 45E screw-on filters.

FOCUSING:
Coupled rangefinder. Focusing range for standard lens 3.5 feet to infinity.

APERTURE:
Standard lens range f/1.5 to f/16.

SHUTTER:
Special double blade Synchro-Compur diaphragm shutter; Shutter speeds 1 sec to 1/500 sec plus Bulb; Speed synchronization up to 1/500 sec. for electronic flash and class F and M Flash bulbs.

EXPOSURE LOCK:
Prevents double exposure and blank frames. After exposure, release button is locked until film is wound to the next frame. Next frame is locked until release button is pressed.

FILM ADVANCE/REWIND:
Manual advance/rewind knob. Changing partly exposed film is possible.

FLASH SYNC:
X and M sync

VIEWFINDER:
Coincidence image center spot focusing.

SELF-TIMER:
Approx. 10 sec delay.

WIDE ANGLE LENS:
Skoparon 35mm f/3.5 lens. 8 elements in 6 groups. Bayonet mount. Short focus 1 3/8 inch lens. Minimum focus 20". Angle of view 63 degrees. Provides greater depth-of-field. Aperture range f/3.5 to f/22. Takes 47mm press-on lens hood. Takes 45E screw-on filters. Great for architecture and landscape subject matter.

TELEPHOTO LENS:
Dynaron 100mm f/4.5 lens. Aperture range f/4.5 to f/32. Bayonet mount. A 4 inch lens with color correction. Pin-sharp definition. Will produce quality portrait shots as close as 5 feet at full aperture. Takes 47mm press-on lens hood. Takes 45E screw-on filters. Considered a short-back focus reducing camera shake.

PROXIMETER I (93/185):
Focal length 38". Range of focus 38 to 18". Viewfinder parallax error is automatically corrected. Proximeter case (90/131). Made by Hermann Schneider & Co. in Hamburg, Germany.

PROXIMETER II (93/186):
Focal length 20". Range of focus 18 to 13". Viewfinder parallax error is automatically corrected. Made by Hermann Schneider & Co. in Hamburg, Germany.

TURNIT VIEWFINDER (339/35):
Used with the Voigtlander Skoparon 35mm and Dynaron 100mm lenses. Parallax compensation for close ups. Distance view adjustment of 3 feet (1m), 10 feet (3m) and infinity. Considered a rotating two-way finder. Fits into the Prominent's accessory shoe. Shows a clear image evenly brilliant right into the corners for easy sure viewing.

AGFA SYNCHRO-BLITZER KK FLASH GUN (Type 6824):
X sync at 1/25 sec.; M sync for shooting rapid motion at long distances. Uses a 22.5v Anode dry battery. Built-in capacitor. Suitable flash bulbs include Philips PF5, PF3N, PF25, PF14 or equivalent.

CAMERA SERIAL NUMBER:
B30028

Made in Germany

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