The Prominent 6x9cm folder was launched in 1932 as the first Range Finder Camera of Voigtlander. It was a year before Zeiss Ikon "Super Ikonta" came the market out. It looks really unique camera though, all finishing are very good works well now. As the required film is 120 type which is currency supplying, it is possible to take color or B&W pictures.

     The lens attached is famous Helier that gives us clear pictures even now. The Range Finder is so precise and it's sight of view looks like telescope. It is no problem with full open aperture.

camera photo
a part of camera photo

     It is rare for the camera of that age 1932, which an exposure meteter was built in the body.

PROMINENT Specifications
MakerVoigtlander Germany
Film120 brownie 6x9cm/9 Exp. or 6x4.5cm/16 Exp.
FocusingKnob on the body
RangefinderSplit image
View FinderGalilei
LensHeliar 105mmF4.5 (5-Elements in 3-Group)
ShutterCompur T,B, 1 - 1/250 Sec.
Focus4 feet
Film supplyManual/Red Window
Othersbuilt in Exposure meter

A Sample Photo by Prominent/Heliar 105mm F4.5
"San-do(approach way to the shrine)" F22 1/10 Fuji-Reala

sample photo

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