April 22nd, 2012, 09:34 AM
Voigtlander Bessa R2A
For sale is my absolutely mint Voigtlander Bessa R2a 35mm M-mount rangefinder body. No marks whatsoever. Bought it used in December 2011 but soon thereafter picked up a Leica M6, so it has not seen much use. Strap, body cap and batteries included, but no box or instruction manual. The manual is available on the web (not that you would need it as it is an extremely simple camera to operate).
Lens shown in the picture not included.
$450 shipping to US included and PayPal. International shipping at cost.
PayPal only to verified addresses.
Voigtlander Bessa R2a by ramirezaponte, on Flickr
April 24th, 2012, 06:45 AM
Bump. Think of all the fun you could have posting photos taken with this beauty in the Film Cameras Forum...
Reasonable offers will be given due consideration.
April 24th, 2012, 10:00 AM
Could someone just buy this please so I stop looking at it?
April 24th, 2012, 10:17 AM
AJ, how do the two viewfinders compare?
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
April 24th, 2012, 10:25 AM
You know you want it...and you know it's a good deal. Listen to the little devil in your head and say yes!!!
Originally Posted by Luke
April 24th, 2012, 10:31 AM
The viewfinder is very similar to the viewfinder in my .72 M6TTL. Same magnification, just as bright and clear. Not as prone to flaring as the M6, which gives it an advantage. Of course, it has fewer frame lines (35, 50, 75 and 90 only, no 28 or 135) and no automatic selection of frame lines.
Originally Posted by Armanius
It's a fine camera; it's just not being used. Plus, due to a recent bout with GAS, I need to start replenishing the savings account.
April 24th, 2012, 10:31 AM
Luke ... Luke .. listen to me ... you know you want me ... i want you to want me .. think how beautiful i will look in a Zhou half-case with red leather stitching ... oh Luke we belong to together .. together forever ...
April 24th, 2012, 10:44 AM
I must be hallucinating. I'm seeing posts made by cameras now! Time to walk the dogs.
April 24th, 2012, 10:45 AM
one can use the whole viewfinder area as a reasonable approximation to 28mm & it's not too much of an effort to use the little switch on top to change framelines
Originally Posted by ajramirez
Just thought I'd mention, in case anyone (luke for instance) felt these were showstoppers
My photostream at Flickr.com is here
"We can not shake the illusion of the truthfulness of photography" - William Gedney
April 24th, 2012, 11:55 AM
Of course, you are right Paul. Thank you so much for the clarification.
Originally Posted by pdh
P.D. Reasonable offers are welcome. Hint...hint...
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