Prominent (35mm)

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N.b. there is also an earlier folding Voigtländer Prominent.

The Voigtländer Prominent is a (possibly the first) leaf shutter rangefinder camera featuring interchangeable lenses[1]. It was introduced by German manufacturer Voigtländer in 1950, in competition with Leicas and Contaxes, and withdrawn in 1960.

The Prominent was upgraded in 1956 - adding lever wind[2].

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.

  1. according to UK
  2. McKeown
  • 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)