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Half-Case for Bessa R2S
Old 07-16-2017   #1
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Half-Case for Bessa R2S

What is a good half-case of the Bessa R2S?

Asking... Mr. Zhou has a terrific looking leather half-case for Bessa R, R2, R3a, R4, L and T cameras. Will this fit the R2S well? at all?

Mr. Zhou himself replies to me, "Don't have one, don't know, the front of the camera is a little different."
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I once asked Mr. Zhou why he couldn't build a case that won't cover the self timer on my Bessa R. He gave me the brush off, and said he wasn't going to change his design. I found that Voigtlander's own case for these R cameras fits them the best. The front has a wide cutout area so that the self timer is NOT blocked. I'm sure this will also give a lot of space to the extended viewfinder / rangefinder panel of the R2S.


I don't know if Cameraquest has these Voigtlander cases left (I bought mine from Stephen). However, I've found that these cases are often sold by sellers from Japan, on that big auction web site.
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I had a Zhou case on my R3A and it didn't fit very well as it did not follow the curves of the grip very well. I'd get the Voigtlander case and just use the bottom half.

FYI I'm not knocking Zhou cases, as I use them on pretty much everything else from Xpans to M5s. Just wasn't great on a Bessa.
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Robert, thanks for the tip.

Was able to find the Voigtlander black case. It will do the job perfectly. I wanted a half-case to protect the like-new body as I use it.
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