The Ultramatic CS is a 35mm leaf shutter SLR made by Voigtländer in 1965. It was not the first (that was the Topcon Uni), but one of the earliest leaf shutter SLR cameras 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 shutter is a Synchro-Compur-V. 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. The accessory shoe (pictured) is detachable.
|with Septon f/2 lens|
image by Alf Sigaro (Image rights)
|with Color-Skopar X f/2.8 lens|
image by Geoff Harrisson (Image rights)