Voigtlander Bessa-R4M Wide Angle 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Black

Voigtlander Bessa R4M Camera

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Voigtlander Bessa Series 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. And above all else, they are small.

The Voigtlander Bessa R4M is a rangefinder camera designed with the wide-angle shooter specifically in mind. It has built-in parallax projected framelines for 21, 25, 28, 35, and 50mm lenses. As a result, you no longer need to use an external viewfinder mounted on top of the camera. This means that you can now both frame and focus directly from the built-in viewfinder, eliminating the need to having to move your eye to a separate viewfinder.

Besides for the wide-angle viewfinder of the R4A camera, all other features are identical to the Bessa R3A. Of course, 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 R4 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.

This camera features a mechanical shutter release. This makes it possible to use the camera even without batteries, albeit without metering.

Note: As a result of the wide-angle design of the viewfinder, this camera is not recommended for use with lenses longer than 50mm, used wide-open, at short distances.

Viewfinder designed specifically for wide-angle lenses
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 21/35, 28, and 25/50mm lenses
Superior rubberized and anodized body covering materials
Bayonet Leica M-type lens mount accepts all 39mm screw mount 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 camera
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 Mechanical; 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 rangefinder with brightlines for 21, 25, 28, 35 & 50mm lenses, x.52 Magnification
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 alkaline 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-R4M Wide Angle 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Black
  • 2 x A76 (LR44) 1.5v Alkaline Battery
  • 1-Year Warranty
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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.

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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)
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