Voigtländer Ultramatic CS

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Voigtländer Ultramatic CS
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Type 35 mm single-lens reflex camera
Lens mount 37mm bayonet
Focus manual
Exposure TTL metering, automatic aperture

The Voigtländer Ultramatic CS was the first 35mm leaf shutter SLR camera with TTL metering. The design of the not too heavy camera was derived from the Voigtländer viewfinder cameras, with rounded sides and a shifter on the front side as shutter release. Its designer was Walter Swarofsky. A specialty of the camera was that shutter speed and aperture were controlled by rings around the bayonet. The lenses had only a distance control ring. The 37mm bayonet offered mechanical control of both, aperture release and automatic aperture setting. The Septon 1:2/50mm was a superb lens, and like the Skopagon 2.0/40mm it was a quite fast lens for that type of SLR. The exposure delay of the complex mechanical masterpiece was only 1/50 sec.

This article was originally based on "Ultramatic CS" in Camerapedia, retrieved on 4 August 2007 under the GNU Free Documentation License.