Voigtländer Bessa R2A

This is Voigtländer R2A, a wonderful modern rangefinder camera that I have been lucky enough to acquire on the cheap. In addition to this camera I have the Voigtländer Bessa-L, and the Rollei 35RF. All three are based on essentially the same body.

Epson made a digital rangefinder (the R-D1) that seems to share the same Cosina chassis that I would love to get my hands on.

This particular camera was an excellent price, as the back viewfinder glass was broken. I removed it and have seen no reason to replace so far, though there is electrical tape to prevent eyeglasses from getting scratched.

MakeVoigtländer
ModelBessa R2A
Year2004-2006
Format35mm
ShutterMetal curtain
SpeedB, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250, 500, 1000, 2000
LensCanon Serenar
 f1.8 50mm
Focus3.5ft – ∞
Aperturef1.8 – f16
Light MeterYes (TTL)
RangefinderYes

Sample images developed in Arista C-41 kit, box instructions.

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