Introduced in 2004, the Bessa R2A and R3A are 35mm autoexposure rangefinder cameras that belong to Cosina's line of Voigtlander revival cameras. Find out more about these luxurious-looking analogue rangefinder snappers in this installment of Lomopedia!
The Voigtlander Bessa R2A and R3A 35mm rangefinder cameras are improved versions of the Bessa R2, equipped with the Leica M mount, center-weighted TTL light meter, and aperture-priority automatic exposure which can also be switched to manual exposure. The R2A has a viewfinder with 0.7x magnification and 35/50/75/90 frame lines, while the R3A has a viewfinder with 1x magnification and 40/50/75/90 frame lines. These cameras, however, have electronic shutters, which means they cannot be operated without batteries.
Type: 35mm camera with focal plane shutter an TTL metering system
Film Format: 35mm film, 24×36 mm
Lens Mount: VM Mount
Shutter: Vertically moving electronic metal focal plane shutter B, 1-1/2000sec. (B, 8-1/2000 sec. With Auto Mode)
Focusing: Coincidence type. Infinity – 0.7m
Finder magnification: X 0.7
Bright frames: 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 90mm
Exposure display: By LED indicator in view finder, AE lock by AE lock button
Exposure Metering System: Center-weighted average metering.
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