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The Voigt camera has no relation to the German firm Voigtländer. In fact, it is based on the US-built Vokar B, albeit with a somewhat higher-spec lens and shutter. While this camera was produced from the same plastic molds, its relationship to the Michigan Vokar company is somewhat cloudy.

The Voigt models were apparently sold by Camera Specialty Company, Inc. from New York City. This was a venture founded by one of the Wirgin brothers, Max Wirgin, after the family's original camera works had been nationalized during the Nazi period. After World War II, Vokar was concentrating on its ambitious Vokar I rangefinder, and had ceased advertising its folding models. It is unclear whether the Voigt was built in Michigan, or if Wirgin's company obtained unused Vokar molds or parts.


  • Wirgin Anastigmat 75mm f/4.5 lens; shutter with speeds 25, 50, 100, B & T)[1]
  • Wollensak 75mm f/4.5 Velostigmat in a Wollensak shutter with speeds T, B, 150, 100, 50, and 25
  • The Voigt Junior is the same camera body, but with a fixed focus meniscus lens in an Instant/Bulb shutter


  1. eBay auction 150606181032, ended May 23, 2011, shows such a camera.