52 Cameras: Week 9 part 2 – Voigtlander Brillant (Brilliant)

There may be more photos coming. I shot a roll of Lucky Film B&W at Fairview Cemetery but Visions Photo Lab only processes black and white on Wednesdays. Visions is a great independent lab, they still do E-6 too.

My head’s not that round but I still have a goofy shadow in the foreground.

Rosario Cemetery - f16 @ 1/75

Rosario Cemetery – f16 @ 1/75

Usually the problem with this camera is getting enough light since the aperture is so small (f7.7). Using Fuji 400 on a sunny day, I had the opposite problem. The fastest shutter speed is 1/75, minimum aperture is f16, and I didn’t get any filters with the camera.

Rosario Cemetery - f16 @ 1/75

Rosario Cemetery – f16 @ 1/75

The lens’s vignetting really shows up with bright color film. I keep forgetting to use the frame counter instead of the red window. The frame size on this camera is 6cm X 6cm instead of 6X9. If I use the counter I get 12 images. If I use the frame numbers on the backing paper, I only get 8. The shutter was sticking so I only got four so it’s a moot point for this roll.

Rosario Cemetery - f16 @ 1/75

Rosario Cemetery – f16 @ 1/75

The images are really soft but I like this one with a raven.

Rosario Cemetery - f16 @ 1/75

Rosario Cemetery – f16 @ 1/75

This is a strange variant of the Brillant. The only picture I’ve been able to find that has the Voigtar 75cm/f7.7 lens and T/B/75/25 shutter speeds is on an older Bakelite body with a rotating accessory door. Mine is hinged. The older versions also had apertures of f7.7 (f9 widest on some), f11, and f22 which used a rotating punched disk. This camera has f7.7, f11, and f16 but uses a diaphragm. I have no idea who made the shutter. In addition to sticking, the timer isn’t working so I have to dissect it. Maybe there will be a label somewhere inside.