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

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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

Type35mm Interchangeable lens rangefinder
Lens MountVoigtlander VM
Focus ModesManual
Exposure ModesAE Aperture Priority, Manual
Exposure MeteringCenterweighted
Metering RangeEV 1-19 (at ISO 100 with 50mm f/1.5 lens)
ISO Range25-3200 (manually set)
Shutter SpeedElectronic; 1/2000th to 1 Second + bulb, with flash sync at 1/125th second
PC TerminalYes
Flash MountingHot flash shoe
Film TransportManual
ViewfinderSplit image & superimposed rangefinder with brightlines for 35, 50, 75 & 90mm lenses (0.7x magnification with 37mm baselength)
Viewfinder InfoLED Shutter speed indication line lights up to indicate suggested speeds
Diopter CorrectionNo (accepts diopters for the Nikon FM3A)
Self TimerNo
Remote ControlAccepts standard mechanical cable release
Multiple ExposureNo
Power SourceTwo 1.5V LR44 alkaline batteries
Dimensions5.4 x 3.2 x 1.4" (136 x 81 x 35mm) WxHxD
Weight1 lb (430 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.6 x 4.7 x 4.1"

Voigtlander Bessa-R2A Reviews

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can you use filters on the voigtlander lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens in the product image is not included with the Voigtlander Bessa R2A. This camera has a M bayonet lens mount and accepts all 39mm screwmount lenses (with the appropriate adapter) from Canon, Leica & Voigtlander, as well as M bayonet-type lenses from Leica, Minolta & Konica, and many of these lenses will accept filters.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I own a Leica SUMMICRON M 50MM F2 CHROME E39 11816 GERMANY 1996 50/2.0 LENSE. WILL IT WORK ON THIS CAMERA BODY OR DO I NEED TO BUY AN ADAPTOR? The lense has a bayonet mount. If I need an adaptor, then what kind?Thanks allot,Agnieszka
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, your Leica lens would be compatible with this camera without the need for an adapter.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is this a 35mm film camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Voigtlander Bessa R2A Camera is a 35mm film interchangeable lens rangefinder camera.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Where is this camera made. thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
According to the notes in our system provided to us by Voigtlander the camera is made in Japan.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I thought maybe the camera was made in one of those eastern European countries because Voigtlander sounds European. Thank You.
Asked by: Anonymous
Voightlander was originally an Austrian optical company formed in 1756, but it has been sold a few times to various owners. It is currently owned and operated out of Japan.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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