This is a Google translation from this page: http://photoscala.de/Artikel/Voigtl%C3%A4nder-stellt-Bessa-R-Messsucherkameras-ein Voigtlander Bessa-R provides a rangefinder cameras Martin Vieten on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 16:01 How Cosina, owner of the trademark rights for Voigtlander, notifies on its Japanese website, the production of rangefinder cameras of Bessa-R-series has been discontinued. Affected by the halt in production is also a range of accessories for the Bessa-R cameras. I'm sorry to see this happen, though I'm not surprised. It's a numbers game, and without the sales to support it, there's no way to keep it going. I still wish Cosina had followed up the RD1 commercial failure with a digital Bessa.. Maybe that would have sold enough to help support the film camera line. Or maybe that's just the wishful thinking of someone seeing the world he came of age in disappearing.