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Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras Made in Japan by Cosina in partnership with Voigtlander, the many modern Voigtlander Leica Screw Mount and Leica M mount bodies offer inexpensive and often unique options into entering the world of Leica rangefinder photography.

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Old 08-17-2007   #81
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My new-to-me Bessa R with Elmar 50/2.8.
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Old 08-19-2007   #82
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Hi guys,

Here we go.... R2a with 50mm classic heliar. Taken with ye bad EOS 5D and 28/2.8 Zeiss Distagon and 50/1.4 Canon.








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Old 08-19-2007   #83
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can't really fathom why people would own 2 or 3 Voigtlander bodies and multiple lenses, and not own Leica gear instead.
Perhaps they aren't label snobs and just want to take pictures and have money left for spending on other things, and people
Still I suppose it keeps Hermes;Gucci;LeCroix et all in business and their share-holders happy
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Old 09-25-2007   #84
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I will add my Bessa kit to the archives.



Voigtländer Bessa R2
Voigtländer Color-Skopar C 35mm f2.5
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Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 90mm f3.5
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Old 09-28-2007   #85
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Oh my...

this lens is seriously so awesome.
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Old 10-05-2007   #86
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first post Jarms... and with nice pic.... welcome...

btw what lens captured this?
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Old 10-05-2007   #87
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My newly arrived Bessa R!

Hi Folks,

I just received my new Bessa R and 35mm color skopar lens setup, with nice brown leather case, per the Cameraquest special. You might consider that Stephen told me by email that these are going fast, maybe only a month's worth of supply left. Mine arrived in like two days. It's sweet.......
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Another New Bessa L user....
Old 10-09-2007   #88
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Another New Bessa L user....

Watching this thread for a while, I started to get the itch, and when Zoom2Zoom posted his Bessa-L for a great price, I couldn't resist.

The body arrived on Friday, in time to get batteries for it and by Saturday morning I was shooting away.

I am using a 135mm brightline finder to center the field of view and then using whatever lens I want. Seems to work fine.

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My taped R2A w/ Hex 50:

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I sold off this pretty camera since I wasn't shooting film. Happy to have an R-D1 now.
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Old 10-15-2007   #92
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my beloved blacktaped R3M with Nokton 40mm 1.4 MC, shoot with a Sinar F2 on 4x5" tmax100.
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Is that the standard Camera Quest case?
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There's no such thing as "Bessa Porn," and that's what's good about them.

They're just machines to take pictures, they're not objects of mechanical perfection that inspire lust.....and collect dust on shelves.

Leave that to the black-paint-LHSA-commemorative-edition crowd.
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Fastest Bessa on the Block ... R3A with Canon 0.95 !!
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Fastest Bessa on the Block ... R3A with Canon 0.95 !!

Just recently got my R3A from Jonathan and had some time tonite to make the necessary measurements ..... AND, whaddaya NO, it does fit, doesn't shroud the
metering and doesn't damage the camera. Just spent the evening shooting Christmas lights around the neighborhood .....

Love this rig!!!!
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Sister & Brother Bessa, dressed up nice
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Sister & Brother Bessa, dressed up nice

My two Bessa-R's and their lenses.

CV 75/2.5 Color Heliar
CV 50/1.5 Nokton
CV 35/1.7 Ultron
CV 21/4 Color Skopar w/VF
Leitz 50/1.5 Summarit

I am loving this kit. Only need the 28/1.9 Ultron (tax time purchase).
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My new R2A, came in the mail about an hour ago!! Along with the sidegrip which Im so glad I got actually! The Nokton 2 days ago, thanks Tony! And now my R has a friend
So, some porn was in line: enjoy.....
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Old 01-17-2008   #100
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- Bessa R2 (olive)
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Is that the standard Camera Quest case?
it is a case which Steve Gandy sells with camera for 1$ . and it is really nice and pleasant to hold (especially in winter)
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I sold off this pretty camera since I wasn't shooting film. Happy to have an R-D1 now.
it's really beautiful looking piece of equipment
Your blue T is probably the sexiest in this thread.
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Looks like we've got a bunch of Johnny-come-latelies around here...
Yeah, let's show 'em what a REAL camera looks like.


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Old 01-30-2008   #104
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Got this accessories : 35mm VF and soft release button

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Here's a few of my Bessa's from down the years - all users...

Bessa 1


Bessa RF - one of my favourite cameras of all time.




Bessa Zweiformat - c. 1948


More modern R3M



Bessa 66 Some of my pictures taken with this tiny 1930's 6x6 camera HERE
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Hi Minoltist, how do you like new VF... I'm thinking for some time about buying it (wearing glasses and having hard time with speed framing). Could you be descriptive and comparative with enough lines of text? Thanks
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Hi Minoltist, how do you like new VF... I'm thinking for some time about buying it (wearing glasses and having hard time with speed framing). Could you be descriptive and comparative with enough lines of text? Thanks
Finish is nice. No parallax compensation (afaik only 90mm CV has it).
VF itself has slight barrel distorsion ,
I didn't use it so much yet... I had some problems with wrong framing in the past (like heads and hands cut off), and I hope this VF will improve my frame composition
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Ahhh, I can finally contribute to this thread. Next time I'm going to rig up a lightbox.
The DOF on the second was a little thinner than I anticipated. But that's what I get for shooting wide open at 200mm.
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I've noticed that some R3As say "BESSA R3A" on the front while others say just "R3A" and have the word BESSA on the top. Are the ones that say Bessa on the front just the ones that were produced earlier, or is there some other significance?

It seems like the ones with BESSA on the top are also missing the "Voigtlander Germany Since 1756".
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Eye candy on every page!! Hopefully, in a few weeks, I will be able to contribute to this thread as well!!

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I just got this yesterday. I haven't even loaded in a roll of film yet.

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R2 an CV35

Tomorrow I'll put the R2S, for now just the R2.....





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Bess, You is My Women Now

so very pretty.
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Bessa R2 with a new lens. Uncoated Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f2 dressed in black.





And the optics are real. I took it out of the collapsible mount for the Contax and put it there myself.


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Bessa R2 with a new lens. Uncoated Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f2 dressed in black.

And the optics are real. I took it out of the collapsible mount for the Contax and put it there myself.
That's cool! The j8 makes for a handsome mount...I love the green numbering.
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