Voigtlander Vito II

5 Frames Pedalling to York with a Voigtlander Vito II – Sam Knight

Travelling by bicycle has long been something I enjoy. Why though had I decided on a bicycle trip to York? A long time cycling friend of mine moved to Edinburgh a few years ago and we’d worked out that halfway between his house and mine was York! A weekend bike ride of 210 miles each would mean a proper catch-up over a decent meal and a few (too many) beers.

The bicycle and the camera work well together, it’s easy to stop when you’ve spotted an interesting subject to shoot; something that’s harder when travelling by car: plus you can still travel a decent distance in a day by bicycle with relative ease.

Voigtlander Vito II review – A simple folding 35mm compact camera

The Voigtlander Vito II is a simple 35mm folding camera with a 50mm f/3.5 lens. Mine has seen better days, but it still works and in its own way is a pleasure to use. It’s also a close relative of a camera that’s quite important in the history of my photographic journey, and makes up a part of a small but, I would argue, well-formed Voigtlander collection. I actually don’t shoot with any of them that much, in fact it’s been ages since I’ve really thought much about them at all. As such, I thought it about time I at least put a roll through one of them and shared my thoughts on the experience. 

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