Going old school: Voigtlander Vitoret DR

Vitoret DRSo, I went and got that Vitoret DR from e-bay. It arrived on Friday, I dug out one of the old films I’ve had lying around (best before 2006), popped it in and in a few weeks I’ll see how that worked out!

You see, this is old-school. The Vitoret DR was built between 1967 and 1971 in what was then West Germany, and comes with a 50mm/f2.8 lens with manual everything. It’s got a built-in light meter and rangefinder (which I haven’t figured out yet). The light meter seems to be working – at least it’s telling me what looks like reasonable settings (it suggests 1/125 at f8 for the garden on a cloudy day, which sounds not unreasonable).

It’s a totally different experience to digital, you find yourself really thinking about what you’re shooting before you take a shot. With digital, you have the freedom to take multiple shots with no real penalty. At the very least, I have to wind the film!

This should be interesting!