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Voigtlander Bessa-R2A (.7 Viewfinder) 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Matte Black

Voigtlander Bessa-R2A (.7 Viewfinder) 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Matte Black
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Voigtlander Bessa-R2A Overview

The Voigtlander Bessa R2A is an improved version of the Bessa R2 rangefinder camera, which in itself is an advancement over the original Bessa R camera. Several advancements upon the Bessa R make the R2 cameras a wonderful and affordable entry to the world or rangefinder cameras to compete with the Leica M, Konica Hexar RF & Contax G-Series cameras.

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 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. A major improvement over the R2 is the AE (Auto-Exposure) Aperture Priority mode, with plus/minus 2 stops compensation on AE.

The 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.

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 35, 50, 75 & 90mm lenses
Superior rubberized and anodized 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

Voigtlander Bessa-R2A Specs

35mm Interchangeable lens rangefinder
Lens Mount
Voigtlander VM
Focus Modes
Exposure Modes
AE Aperture Priority, Manual
Exposure Metering
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
Flash Mounting
Hot flash shoe
Film Transport
Split image & superimposed rangefinder 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
Remote Control
Accepts standard mechanical cable release
Multiple Exposure
Power Source
Two 1.5V 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
1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.6 x 4.7 x 4.1"

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