Voigtlander BESSA III 667W Medium Format Rangefinder Camera

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Voigtlander BESSA III 667W Medium Format Rangefinder Camera


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Product Highlights

  • Rangefinder Camera
  • 6x7 and 6x6 Film Format Selector
  • COLOR SKOPAR 55mm f/4.5 Lens
  • Shoots 120 / 220 Roll Film
  • Manually-Controlled Helicoid Focusing
  • Diopter Correction
  • LED Indicators
  • 4 - 1/500 Sec. Shutter Speed
  • 25-3200 ISO
  • Center-Weighted Average Metering
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The Voigtlander BESSA III 667W Medium Format Rangefinder Camera is much like the elusive Bird-of-Paradise, rarely seen, yet highly coveted. But here you have found her, the BESSA III 667W, in all her glory! An extremely portable medium format camera, the BESSA III helps you create high-quality images that will most assuredly cause tears to fall. Load in 120 or 220 roll film and capture 6x7 or 6x6 shots. The fixed COLOR SKOPAR 55mm f/4.5 lens provides an approximate 35mm equivalent of 27mm.

The manually-controlled helicoid features a focusing range of 2.9' to infinity. The coincidence-type rangefinder boasts a bright frame and automatic parallax correction. Diopter correction ensures that the BESSA is ideally suited to your vision. Other highlights include a 4-1/500 sec shutter speed, center-weighted average metering, and an ISO of 25-3200 (in 1/3 steps). LED indicators alert you to battery consumption, manual exposure mode, along with aperture priority auto mode, and shutter speed.

The BESSA III is a portable camera that allows extremely high-quality images to be taken using a high-performance lens. The camera is equipped with a unique mechanism for switching between two film formats
Camera Type 6 x 7 type rangefinder
Film Type 120 or 220
Film Format 6 x 7 and 6 x 6 by selector switch
6 x 7 size: 56 x 69 mm
6 x 6 size: 56 x 56 mm
Frames 6 x 7 size: 120 - 10 shots, 220 - 20 shots
6 x 6 size: 120 - 12 shots, 220 - 24 shots
Lens Mount N/A
Focal Length 55 mm
Aperture f/4.5
Finder Coincidence-type rangefinder with bright frame and automatic parallax correction
Diopter Correction Screw on eyepiece diopter (19 mm tread)
Focusing System Manually-controlled helicoid
Focusing Range 2.95'-infinity / 0.9 m-infinity
Shutter Electronically-controlled lens shutter
4-1/500 sec.
Exposure Control +/- 2 by 1/3 steps
ISO 25-3200 (by 1/3 steps)
LED Aperture priority auto mode and properly set shutter speed indicator lit
Manual exposure mode
Battery consumption warning
Custom Functions Film winding: By film advance dial
Film counter: Additive type with auto reset, automatically switched to 120 or 220 type synchronized with film type selector switch on film pressure-plate
Power Source X1 CR2 lithium battery (included)
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 2.2 lb (1 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 6.9 x 6.0"
Voigtlander BESSA III 667W Medium Format Rangefinder Camera
  • X1 CR2 Lithium Battery

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    VoigtlanderBESSA III 667W Medium Format Rangefinder Camera

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    They still build them like Dad's

    By Old Marine

    from Wilmington, NC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer


    • Excellent Optics
    • Metal Housings
    • Reliable Operation


    • Shutter Is Too Quiet Outd

    Best Uses

    • Architectural Photography
    • Landscape Photography

    Comments about Voigtlander BESSA III 667W Medium Format Rangefinder Camera:

    I highly recommend this camera to anyone who still values film in certain applications. It is built like the proverbial brick outhouse and the ability to choose 6x6 or 6x7 is a nice feature. I use this one for landscapes and the 80mm version for closer work and portraits.

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