Voigtlander Bessa-R3A Rangefinder 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.