Voigtlander Brillant Series

Brillant series

The Brillant camera range is very large.
It can be roughly split in two parts:
1- metal cameras (from 1932 to 1937) The serial number begins with a letter (D-1932 to J-1937)
2- bakelite cameras (from 1937 to 1951) No serial number
These cameras have a large non focusing lens, actually a brilliant finder.
The Brillant S (or Focusing Brillant) is the only one with a finder lens coupled with the taking lens.
A large variety of lenses and shutters were fitted on these cameras.
The metal cameras even had the front panel written in different languages :
German, English (their name became "Brilliant"), Czech, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish.

First metal model

Brillant (French)
1933

Brillant (Czech)
1933

Brilliant (English)
1936

Brillant (French)
1936



Second metal model

Brillant
1933

Brillant (French)
1933

Brillant (German)
1933

Brillant (Spanish)
1934




Bakelite models

Brillant V6
Compur
1937

Brillant V6
1940

Brillant V6
1947

Brillant V6
1949

Focusing Brillant
Compur
1939

Focusing Brillant
Compur Rapid
1945