Voigtlander Bessa-R3A 35mm Rangefinder Camera

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Voigtlander Bessa-R3A Rangefinder Camera

Bessa R3A Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera

The Voigtlander Bessa R3A is an improved version of the Bessa R2 rangefinder camera, which in itself is an advancement over the original Bessa R camera. In addition, the Bessa R3A model is the first M mount camera ever to feature a 1:1 lifesize viewfinder. As a result, shooting with both eyes open is now possible. Also, when bundled with a 50mm lens, the frame lines will show a bigger area in the viewfinder.

Several advancements upon the Bessa R make the R2/R3 a wonderful and affordable entry to the world or rangefinder cameras to compete with the Leica M, Konica Hexar RF & Contax G-Series cameras. Of course, all of the original Bessa R's outstanding features are retained; an exceptionally bright viewfinder, quiet shutter & simple LED metering system. Many internal parts of the R2 are made of metal instead of plastic (as on the Bessa R), resulting in a camera which feels more solid and durable in one's hands.

A major improvement over the R2 is the AE (Auto-Exposure) Aperture Priority mode, with plus/minus 2 stops compensation on AE. ✓

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