The Fellsphoto Vintage 6x6 Gallery
Voigtländer Perkeo with 75mm f4.5 Vaskar lens and 8-speed Prontor-S shutter
lens no. 3263030 indicates year of manufacture as 1951
|Gael on Clough Head||New Forest watering hole||New Forest heather||Causey Pike|
|Brothers Water||view south from Sail||the track to Binsey||autumn leaves||Cassie and Gael|
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cost £25 8s 10d in 1952 (see advert) = £545 relative to 2009 RPI = £1620 compared to 2009 average earnings
with 5-speed Pronto shutter £22 11s 6d = £484 relative to 2009 RPI = £1440 compared to 2009 average earnings.
case £6 7s 6d = £137 (RPI), £406 (av. earn)
(2010 comparisons not yet available)
|Where to find the Perkeo lens serial number and so date it:|
|the Perkeo compared with a 35mm SLR|
|I can slip a
lightweight 6x6cm medium format camera into my
bag alongside my 35mm outfit.
They're complementary. The SLR acts as both rangefinder and exposure meter for the folder.