It suffered a number of small variations during its production. The very first models did not have strap lugs nor automatic parallax correction. The most expensive models had a 50mm f/2 Ultron lens, the others a 50mm f/3.5 or f/2.8 Color-Skopar. They all had a Compur-Rapid or Synchro Compur shutter to 1/500. The later models had an uncoupled selenium meter.
Vitessa shows a superb, almost Leica M3 quality fit and finish, uses Exposure Value settings, a system popular in the 1950’s. Its design and mechanics are unique in its class, like Voigtlander Prominent’s unique design. Voigtlander Vitessa L is the most elegant 35mm Folder camera. The Vitessa range has several versions and models. There are several nicknames of Vitessa, eg. in German it was called the Leuchtturm, means The Lighthouse named after the unique plunger rod.
The unique front covers are usually referred to as the “barn-doors”. (source:http://camerapedia.wikia.com/)
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