Voigtlander Bessa R4A 35mm Rangefinder Camera

Voigtlander Bessa R4A 35mm Rangefinder Camera

Voigtlander Bessa R4A 35mm Rangefinder Camera

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  • 1Description

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 R4A is a rangefinder camera that was designed with the wide-angle shooter specifically in mind. It has built-in parallax projected frame lines 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 the AE (Auto-Exposure) Aperture Priority mode, with plus/minus 2 stops compensation on AE.

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 Center-weighted 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 & bright lines 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
In the Box
Voigtlander Bessa R4A 35mm Rangefinder Camera
  • 2 x A76 (LR44) 1.5v Alkaline Battery
  • Neck Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type 35 mm interchangeable lens rangefinder
    Lens Mount Voigtlander VM
    Focus Modes Manual
    Exposure Modes AE Aperture Priority, Manual
    Exposure Metering Center-weighted
    Metering Range EV 1-19 (at ISO 100 with 50mm f/1.5 lens)
    ISO Range 25-3200 (manually set)
    Shutter Speed Electronic; 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 bright lines 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 1.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 4.7 x 4.1"

    Voigtlander Bessa R4A 35mm Rangefinder Camera Review

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