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By Adorama News Writer

October 13, 2008

Voiglander introduced a medium-format film camera at Photokina--only the second film camera to be unveiled at the world's largest photo trade show--and it's a thing of retro beauty. The Voigtlander Bessa III 667, which was jointly developed by Fujifilm and Cosina (Voiglander's parent company), is a 120/220 rollfilm camera with a collapsible 80mm f/3.5-4 Heliar lens that is attached to a bellows that collapses into the camera.

It's reminiscent of the old Kodak folding cameras but has such modern amenities as EV compensation and aperture priority autoexposure. Everything else is old-school. Pricing to be announced.

Specifications:

Type:
Folding camera with coupled rangefinder

Film Format:
Film choice 120 & 220 roll film

Frames per film:
6×7cm
120-10exp 220-20exp

6×6cm
120-12exp 220-24exp

Lens:
HELIAR 80mm F3.5
4 groups 6 elements

Viewfinder:
Bright frame type viewfinder
Automatic parallax compensation
Integral LED exposure metering indications

Shutter:

Electronic controlled lens shutter B, 4-1/500sec

Exposure control:
SPD sensor:
Center weighted averaging system
Aperture priority AE & manual switchover
Exposure compensation ±EV2 at EV1/3 step intervals

Film speed:
Manual setting ISO 25-3200(EV1/3 step accuracy)

Film wind:
Manual wind by winding knob

Exposure counter:
Mechanical type counter, 120/220 with changeable 6×7/6×6 with changeable

Power supply:
Lithium type battery CR2(3V)

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