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The Voigtlander Superb is a medium format TLR that takes 120 film spools.

 

Some sources suggest that this camera was released in 1933, others in 1935. I believe this is an earlier model due to the 'ears' used to hold the straps.

 

I like the idea of the prism that should allow you to see the shutter speeds from above, but the reality of it is that in low light it's quite hard to use, so I often find myself tilting it up to see what speed I'm shooting at.

 

Another feature that I should use more is the little circular spirit level in the viewfinder.Tucked into the top right corner it leaves the viewfinder uncluttered so you can concentrate on the picture.

 

The automated film counter is a good idea as well. Sadly the 'reset' switch is exactly where the pad at the base of my thumb rests... so I still have to rely on the red window at the moment.

 

This used to look like this:

 

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Taken on December 5, 2011