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Voigtlander Bessa-R3M (1:1 Viewfinder) 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Black

Voigtlander Bessa-R3M (1:1 Viewfinder) 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Black
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Voigtlander Bessa-R3M Overview

The Voigtlander Bessa-R3M Rangefinder Camera is a modified version of the Bessa R3A camera. While being identical in all other aspects to the R3A model, the R3M features a mechanical shutter release. This makes it possible to use the camera even without batteries, albeit without metering.

The Voigtlander Bessa R3A/M is an improved version of the Bessa R2 rangefinder camera, which in itself is an advancement 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.

In addition, the Bessa R3A/M series is the first M mount camera ever to feature a 1:1 viewfinder. As a result, shooting with both eyes open is now possible. Also, when bundled with a 50mm lens, the frame lines will show a bigger area in the viewfinder.

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 40/90, 50, 75mm 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

Voigtlander Bessa-R3M Specs

35mm interchangeable lens rangefinder
Lens Mount
Voigtlander VM
Focus Modes
Exposure Modes
Exposure Metering
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
Flash Mounting
Hot flash shoe
Film Transport
Split image & superimposed rangefinde with brightlines for 40, 50, 75 & 90mm lenses (1x life-size 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
Remote Control
Accepts standard mechanical cable release
Multiple Exposure
Power Source
Two 1.5-Volt LR44 alkaline batteries
5.4 x 3.2 x 1.4" (136 x 81 x 35mm) WxHxD
1 lb (430 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.3 x 4.7 x 4.1"

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