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Voigtlander Bessa R2A 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body, 0.7 Viewfinder, Black

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About the Voigtlander Bessa R2A

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.

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Voigtlander Bessa R2A Features

  • TTL Center-weighted 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 lens mount accepts all 39mm screw mount 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 Specifications

Camera Type 35mm camera with electronically controlled focal plane shutter and TTL metering system featuring LED display
Film Format 35mm film, 24x36mm
Mount M mount
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
Focusing Coincidence type
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
Weight 430g
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