Voigtlander Bessa R2A Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera

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Remarkably Bright Viewfinder,

Bessa R2A Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera The Voigtlander Bessa R2A rangefinder is an enhanced model morphed from the Bessa R2 which was an improvement over the initial Bessa R camera. A number of advancements to the Bessa R have turned the R2 camera into a marvelous and affordable doorway to the rangefinder camera world to be in competition with the likes of Leica M, the Konica Hexar RF and Contax G cameras.

Naturally, all of the initial Bessa R's outstanding attributes have been kept intact. it has a remarkably bright viewfinder, muted shutter and simple LED metering functions. Many R2s internal components of the are made from metal and not plastic (an improvement from the Bessa R), consequently the camera has a more solid and robust feel in your hands. AE (Auto-Exposure mode) Aperture Priority function, including plus/minus 2 full stops adjustments on AE. are major improvements from the R2

The Voigtlander Bessa Line of Cameras weigh very little, and are understated rangefinder 35mm film cameras that are perfect for hand holding in poor lighting environments. These rangefinder cameras feature a shorter distance in between the film plane and the camera lens mount compared with SLR cameras, which allows for an inherently sharper lens. Oh!, did I mention, they are small? Typical Internet price $609 New Review May 13, 2011

TTL Centerweighted light metering
Clear LED Exposure scale with red for under/overexposure and green for correct exposure
Vertical-travel electronic metal focal plane shutter
Exceptionally bright viewfinder with split image rangefinder patch & brightlines for 35, 50, 75 & 90mm lenses
Superior rubberized and anodized body covering materials
Bayonet Leica M-type lensmount accepts all 39mm screwmount lenses (with the appropriate adapter) from Canon, Leica & Voigtlander, as well as M bayonet-type lenses from Leica, Minolta & Konica
Compatibility with the Voigtlander Trigger Winder (originally introduced with the Bessa T) for speedy, battery-free film advance
Compatibility with dioptric correction lenses from the Nikon FM3A

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Bessa R2A 35mm Camera with electronically controlled focal plane shutter and TTL metering system featuring LED display
Film Format 35mm film, 24x36mm  
Mount VM mount  
Shutter Electronic controlled metal focal plane shutter with vertical operation
B, 8-1/2000 sec. (with Auto mode)
Finder Magnification x 0.7  
Frame lines 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 90mm  
Focusing Coincidence type  
Exposure Display LED shutter speed indication in viewfinder  
Exposure Metering System TTL center-weighted average metering  
Exposure Coupling Range EV1-19 (ISO 100, F1.4, 1 sec. - F16, 1/2000sec)  
Flash Terminal X synchronic contact, synchronized at 1/125sec or slower speed  
Film Advance By single and/or multiple ratcheting lever action
Double exposure lock system.
Trigger winder available as optional extra.
Film Rewind By film rewind button and manual crank  
Film Counter Additive type with auto reset when opening the backdoor  
Film Speed Range ISO 25 -3200 by 1/3 steps  
Power Source Two 1.5V Alkaline batteries (LR44) or Silver oxide batteries (SR44)  
Dimensions 135.5(W) x 81(H) x 33.5(D) mm  
Weight 430g  


Camera Includes

Voigtlander Bessa-R2A (.7 Viewfinder) 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Matte Black
1-Year Warranty

Bessa R2A Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera

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Voigtlander Bessa R2A Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5