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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.

View Poll Results: Which one is for you?
L 39 4.17%
T 45 4.81%
R 126 13.46%
R2 71 7.59%
R2M (Jahre 250) 14 1.50%
R2M 51 5.45%
R2A 103 11.00%
R3M (Jahre 250) 40 4.27%
R3M 82 8.76%
R3A 149 15.92%
R4M 110 11.75%
R4A 106 11.32%
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Old 12-03-2014   #241
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Originally Posted by Aurelius View Post
My "old" R3A brought back to life and use thanks to the 12 mm lens and the trigger winder. It is a heavy package now and the R3A's big finder is very useful for speedy focusing.

That's a very nice set-up.
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Old 03-27-2015   #242
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Originally Posted by computer controlled View Post
I used to have the Bessa R. But that broke. I recently got the R2M 250 Jahre in trade for my X-E1 body and am real happy. Nice build, feels solid. Much more so than the Original R. Got a Nikkor 50mm f/2 LTM lens on it.

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Old 05-30-2015   #243
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R3M Jahre with VC50 f2 heliar, VC 25 f4, and Leitz 90 f4. I needed something light to travel with my 4x5 gear for those extra shots where the tripod and big camera do not fit well.
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Old 05-30-2015   #244
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R2m 250 jahre. It's the one I got.
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Old 07-14-2015   #245
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Originally Posted by Tom A View Post
Currently, a L, two T's (1 grey/1 black), Bessa R, Bessa R2. Bessa R2M,Bessa R2A (green), Bessa R3M, Bessa R3A (green), Bessa R4M (two) and awaiting a Bessa III
My Bessa R is now getting on in age - looks beaten up, but never missed a beat. The only Bessa that ever gave me a problem was the Bessa R2 - the meter diodes started acting up a while ago - at the moment I use it as a meterless body (took the batteries out) - one day I will get around to fix it - but everything else works so it is not a big deal.
Obviously I like the Bessa's!
ooops, forgot my R2S - it was not in my camera cabinet, but in my shoulder bag with the Heliar 50f3.5 on it.
I just want to say that if anyone is into film and rangefinders they should not be embarrassed to own a Voigt (Leica owners take note), because if you look at Tom's stash and his reputation, this says it all. Bessa forever!!!
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Old 07-14-2015   #246
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I am very happy with my R2C.
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Old 07-16-2015   #247
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Had an R2A and sold it - just did not like the build quality. Loved the Bessa T - found it superb for street. Zone focus with a 28mm or wider, set the exposure using the road as a grey card without the need to ever raising the camera to your eye, and use an external finder for composing.
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Old 07-27-2015   #248
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I just pulled the trigger on a Bessa R2A, after seeing the note in Cameraquest that the model was discontinued. I'm looking for a metered, aperture-priority body and can't afford a ZI, let alone an M7. I had an R3A and still have a Bessa T, so I have a sense of the trade-offs. A new R2A, with a warranty, makes sense to me right now.

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Old 08-10-2015   #249
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Olive you!

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I love them and wanted one as soon as I held one, but they're all kinda ugly
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