The Ultramatic CS is a 35mm leaf shutter SLR made by Voigtländer. It was the first such camera with TTL metering. The design of the camera was derived from the Voigtländer viewfinder cameras, with rounded sides and a sliding shutter release on the front of the body. Its designer was Walter Swarofsky. The shutter speed and aperture are controlled by rings around the lens mount. The lenses themselves have only one ring, for focusing. The 37mm bayonet offers mechanical control of both aperture release and automatic aperture setting. The Septon 1:2/50mm is a superb lens, and like the Skopagon 2.0/40mm it is a fast lens for that type of SLR. The exposure delay of the camera is only 1/50 second.
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