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Voigtlander Bessa-r Rangefinder Sliver

SKU: US 635683
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About this item

The Bessa R is a 35mm coupled rangefinder camera with focal plane shutter and TTL metering system. Described as "the paradigm of design simplicity" by Voigtlander, the Bessa R delivers superior sharpness and image rendering with straightforward manual operation.

The Bessa R is composed of a durable die-cast aluminum body, so streamlined that it fits comfortably into the palm of the hand. Weighing in at only 14.2 oz. (395g), the Bessa R travels easily. Available in both retro silver or black bodies, the Bessa R features an L-screw lens mount, a mechanical 10-second timer, and an X-synchro contact flash terminal synchronized at 1/125 seconds or less. Film speed range for the Bessa R is ISO 25-3200 in 1/3 steps, and the camera features an exposure coupling range of EV 4-19.

What's Included With This Item

  • Box

Key Features

  • Coupled 35mm Rangefinder/Viewfinder camera
  • 39mm Leica Screw Mount, compatible with Leica Screw Mount lens
  • Parallax corrected frames for 35/90 (combined), 75, 90 Selection set by switch on top plate
  • TTL Metering
  • Meter range EV 1 to 19 with 100 film (f/1.4 at 1 second to f/16 at 1/2000th)
  • Meter powered by two LR44 or SR44 batteries
  • VERY bright Viewfinder, Rangefinder spot, and framelines
  • Shutter speeds from 1-1/2000th plus B, 1/125th flash
  • Hot shoe and PC connection for flash, no TTL flash
  • Mechanical self timer.

Technical Specs

Format 35mm Rangefinder camera
Lens Mount 39mm L-mount (accepts lenses from Leica, Canon, Contax, Voigtlander & others)
Focus Manual
Focus Modes Manual
Exposure Modes Manual
Exposure Metering Center-weighted average metering, activate meter by pressing shutter release button half way down. Metering and LED metering lights will remain active for 12 seconds.
Metering Range ISO 100, EV 1 -19, f/ 1.4 at 1 Second to f/16 at 1/2000th
ISO Range 25-3200 by 1/3 steps
Shutter and Release Vertically moving metal focal plane shutter B, 1-1/2000 sec.
Multi Exposure no
Self-Timer Mechanical self-timer with 10 sec operating time
PC Terminal Yes
Viewfinder Very Bright Combined Rangefinder / Viewfinder with 35, 50, 75, 90 Parallax Corrected Brightline Frames
Diopter Correction no, accepts nikon fm10 diopters
Remote Control standard mechanical cable release
Power Source/Battery Two 1.5V alkaline batteries, LR44 or SR44
Dimensions 5.3" x 3" x 1.3" / 135.5mm (W), 78.5mm (H), 33.5mm (D)
Weight 14 oz. / 395g
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