See also the earlier Prominent (6×9cm folder).
image by Alex Galt (Image rights)
The Voigtländer Prominent is a leaf shutter rangefinder camera featuring interchangeable lenses, certainly the first of this type. It was introduced by German manufacturer Voigtländer in 1950, in competition with Leicas and Contaxes, and withdrawn in 1960.
|Prominent outfit with 35mm Skoparon, Turnit finder, 50mm Ultron, 100mm Dynaron, 50mm Skopar.|
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The replacement Prominent II was introduced in 1958. This had a redesigned top-plate, and the viewfinder had bright-lines for 35, 50, 100 and 150mm lenses.
- Manufacturer: Voigtländer
- Country of Origin: Germany
- Film: 35mm
- Shutter: Synchro-Compur or Compur-Rapid
- Lens: (standard): Ultron 50mm/f2 or Nokton 50mm/f1.5 (interchangeable)