Voigtländer VF 135

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The Voigtländer VF 135, made in the late 70s, was more or less a clone of the Rollei XF35 rangefinder. Its f/2,3 40 mm Color-Skoparex was a licence-built Sonnar design. Its main difference from its Rollei brother, apart from its chrome finish, was its lack of automatic Flashmatic flash exposure.


  • 40 mm f/2,3 Sonnar (5 components, 4 groups), made under licence by Carl Zeiss (Oberkochen).
  • Filter size : 46 x 0.75mm
  • Coupled rangefinder with bright spot.
  • Nearest focusing distance: 1 m.
  • Programmed exposure from 1/650 s at f/16 to 1/30 s at f/2,3.
  • Bulb mode for long exposures.
  • Aperture and Shutter speed chosen is indicated by a metering needle in the viewfinder.
  • Hot shoe, flash sync at 1/30 s.
  • CdS light metre; range from 20 to 16 000 cd/m² with ISO100 film.
  • Supports film speeds from 25 to 400 ISO.
  • Power: PX625 mercury battery.
  • Dimensions and weight: 112x71x32 mm, 355 g.