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.
|Camera Type||35mm camera with electronically controlled focal plane shutter and TTL metering system featuring LED display|
|Film Format||35mm film, 24x36mm|
|Shutter||Electronic controlled metal focal plane shutter with vertical operation B, 8-1/2000 sec. (with Auto mode)|
|Finder Magnification||x 0.7|
|Frame lines||35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 90mm|
|Exposure Display||LED shutter speed indication in viewfinder|
|Exposure Metering System||TTL center-weighted average metering|
|Exposure Coupling Range||EV1-19 (ISO 100, F1.4, 1 sec. - F16, 1/2000sec)|
|Flash Terminal||X synchronic contact, synchronized at 1/125sec or slower speed|
|Film Advance||By single and/or multiple ratcheting lever action
Double exposure lock system.
Trigger winder available as optional extra.
|Film Rewind||By film rewind button and manual crank|
|Film Counter||Additive type with auto reset when opening the backdoor|
|Film Speed Range||ISO 25 -3200 by 1/3 steps|
|Power Source||Two 1.5V Alkaline batteries (LR44) or Silver oxide batteries (SR44)|
|Dimensions||135.5(W) x 81(H) x 33.5(D) mm|