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Voigtlander Bessa-R2M (.7 Viewfinder) 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Black

Voigtlander Bessa R2M Camera Body (Black)


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The Voigtlander Bessa-R2M Rangefinder Camera is a modified version of the Bessa R2A camera. While being identical in all other apsects to the R2A model, the R2M features a mechanical shutter release.  This makes it possible to use the camera even without batteries, albeit without metering.

The Voigtlander Bessa R2A/M is an improved version of the Bessa R2 rangefinder camera, which in itself is an advancment over the original Bessa R camera. All of the original Bessa R's outstanding features are retained; an exceptionally bright viewfinder, quiet shutter & simple LED metering system. Many internal parts of the R2 are made of metal instead of plastic (as on the Bessa R), resulting in a camera which feels more solid and durable in one's hands.

Voigtlander Bessa cameras are light, unobtrusive cameras that are ideal for handheld lowlight conditions. These rangefinder cameras have a smaller distance between the film and the lens mount than SLRs, which makes for inherently sharper lenses.
TTL Centerweighted light metering
Clear LED Exposure scale with red for under/overexposure and green for correct exposure
Vertical-travel mechanical metal focal plane shutter
Exceptionally bright viewfinder with split image rangefinder patch & brightlines for 35, 50, 75 & 90mm lenses
Superior rubberized and andonized 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 system
Type 35mm Interchangeable lens rangefinder
Lens Mount Voigtlander VM
Focus Modes Manual
Exposure Modes Manual
Exposure Metering Centerweighted
Metering Range EV 1-19 (at ISO 100 with 50mm f/1.5 lens)
ISO Range 25-3200 (manually set)
Shutter Speed Manual 1/2000th to 1 Second + bulb, with flash sync at 1/125th second
PC Terminal Yes
Flash Mounting Hot flash shoe
Film Transport Manual
Viewfinder Split image & superimposed rangefinde with brightlines for 35, 50, 75 & 90mm lenses (0.7x magnification with 37mm baselength)
Viewfinder Info LED Shutter speed indication line lights up to indicate suggested speeds
Diopter Correction No (accepts diopters for the Nikon FM3A)
Self Timer No
Remote Control Accepts standard mechanical cable release
Multiple Exposure No
Power Source Two 1.5-Volt LR44/SR44 batteries
Dimensions 5.4 x 3.2 x 1.4" (136 x 81 x 35mm) WxHxD
Weight 1 lb (430 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 4.7 x 4.2"
Voigtlander Bessa-R2M (.7 Viewfinder) 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Black
  • 2 x A76 (LR44) 1.5v Alkaline Battery
  • Body Cap
  • 1-Year Warranty

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    Simple, & good -- A rangefinder

    By G.

    from Maryland

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    • Accurate
    • Consistent


      Best Uses

      • Art Photography
      • Photojournalism
      • Street photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Voigtlander Bessa R2M Camera Body (Black):

      For those on a budget that would like to experiance and be a part of the decisive moment in the rangefinder world. I recommend this as an introductory camera into the rangefinder community. One can buy good glass for the camera and upgrade cameras in the future if one falls in love with this approach to photography.

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      perfect rangefinder camera

      By Sang

      from New York, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer


      • Comfortable Design
      • Reliable Operation
      • Simple
      • Strong Construction


        Best Uses

        • Action Shots
        • Photojournalism

        Comments about Voigtlander Bessa R2M Camera Body (Black):

        this camera was my first rangefinder camera.
        when I developed and printed first roll, I was so happy about the feeling of pictures.
        And technically It's built so well. I have canon 5d with few L lenses but this is so different.

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        Required item: Film is not included-be sure to load your camera with the best film for the shot you need.

        Fujifilm - Fujicolor PRO 400H Professional Color Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures)
        • You Pay: $10.29

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        Be sure to get batteries so you don't get caught without power.

        General Brand - LR44 Alkaline Cell Batteries (1.5V, 2 Pack)
        • You Pay: $2.14

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        Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

        LensCoat - LensCoat BodyBag (Black)
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