The Bessa L is a 35mm wide-angle viewfinder camera with significant appeal for snapshot and scenic photography. It offers a high level of manual simplicity, and features a focal plane shutter and a built-in TTL center-weighted meter. Compact in size, with a rugged diecast aluminum body, the Bessa L weighs just 11.2 oz. (320g).
The Bessa L features an L-screw lens mount, a mechanical 10-second timer, and an Xsynchro contact flash terminal synchronized at 1/125 seconds or less. Film speed range is ISO 25-1600 by 1/3 steps, and the camera features an exposure coupling range of EV 4-19.
|Format||35mm Rangefinder camera|
|Lens Mount||39 mm L-Screw Mount (accepts lenses from Leica, Canon, Contax, Voigtlander & others)|
|Exposure Metering||Center-weighted average metering by pressing Exposure Measurements or Release button TTL|
|Metering Range||ISO 100, EV 1 -19, f/ 1.4 at 1 Second to f/16 at 1/2000th|
|ISO Range||25-1600 by 1/3 steps|
|Shutter and Release||Vertically moving metal focal plane shutter B, 1-1/2000 sec.|
|Self-Timer||Mechanical self-timer with 10 sec operating time|
|Flash Sync||at 1/125 sec|
|Viewfinder||Optional Accessory Viewfinders 12mm, 15mm, 21mm, 25mm, 28mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 90mm, and low angle finder with viewing attachments for the 12, 15, 21, and 25|
|Remote Control||standard mechanical cable release|
|Power Source/Battery||Two 1.5V alkaline batteries, LR44|
|Dimensions||5.3" (W), 3.1"(H), 1.3"(D) (135.5mm, 78.5mm, 33.5mm)|
|Weight||11.2 oz (320g)|