The Vito B is an attractive and compact 35mm viewfinder introduced in 1954 by Voigtländer. It has the fine Color-Skopar 50mm f/3.5 or f/2.8 lens (a four element Tessar-type) in a 4-speed Pronto or 8-speed Prontor shutter.
The Vito B existed in two versions, the first one had a small viewfinder and low profile top plate. The later version brought out in 1959 had a larger bright-frame viewfinder.
The Vito BL is a variant with a selenium exposure meter, mainly made for export to the U.S.A. .
The Vito BR is an uncommon variant with a coupled rangefinder.
The Vito B family has some nice features including a hinged baseplate for easy loading and a milled film counter that counts down rather than up. It is very solid and feels very well made.
|Vito B, small finder. (Image rights)||Vito B, large finder. (Image rights)||Vito BL. (Image rights)|
- Vito B at www.collection-appareils.fr
- Vito BL at www.collection-appareils.fr
- German user manual
- French user manual
- Vito section at Retrography.com by Simon Simonsen, Denmark