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.

ModelBessa R2A
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)

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

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