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New USA Voigtlander Bessa III 667

Folding 120/220 Multi Format 6x6 /  6x7 Rangefinder Film Camera

Voigtlander Bessa III  $2250  Order HERE

Bessa III 667 Lens Hood $79,  Bessa III 667 Soft Case (Not III Wide) $79

CLICK HERE TO GO TO BESSA III WIDE PAGE WITH 65MM LENS

 

The Voigtlander Bessa III / III Wide arguably have a more advanced rangefinder/viewfinder than any Leica ever made, as they not only correct for parallax, but ALSO corrects for FRAME SIZE as the focus distance changes (to give the most accurate framing) and is also adjustable for two different film formats!    Please Note: CQ will not provide repair services of any kind for grey market Bessa III cameras.

The electronic leaf shutter is incredibly quiet, quieter than the legendary Leica M shutter!

 

 

  • Compact Medium Format 6x6 / 6x7 Folding Rangefinder Film Camera

  • 120 or 220 film

  • Multi-format 6x6cm or 6x7cm pictures, easy to change formats by a switch

  • Extremely quiet leaf shutter

  • 80mm/f3.5 six element lens in four groups

  • Close Focus .9 meter or 3 feet

  • Filter size 58mm

  • Manual rangefinder focus

  • Extremely bright rangefinder, viewfinder, and bright frame line

  • Rangefinder baselength 37mm

  • Viewfinder magnification .7x

  • Automatic parallax compensation in viewfinder as lens focused

  • Framelines automatically switch between 6x6 and 6x7 with format selection

  • Metered Manual or Aperture Priority AE operation

  • LED meter readout in viewfinder

  • Optional diopters for eyepiece

  • Silicon SPD metering cell located on front plate between "667" and RF/VF

  • Centerweighted meter

  • ISO 25 to 3200

  • Exposure compensation plus / minus  2 f/stops in 1/3 stop increments

  • Electronic shutter 4 seconds to 1/500th plus B

  • Seven aperture blades

  • Flash hot shoe and standard PC flash outlet

  • Electronic flash X sync at all speeds

  • Mechanical film counter -- no red window exposure counter!

  • CR2 Lithium 3 volt battery

  • Classic standard mechanical cable release

  • Size 178x109x138mm opened,  178x109x63mm closed

  • Weight 1000 grams

  • Optional Lens Hood with filter adapter $79 - the camera can not be closed with the lens hood attached

  • Optional Soft Case $79

  • IMPORTANT: When loading or changing batteries, have the camera CLOSED.  That shuts off the meter circuit.

Bessa III in carrying case (not for the III Wide)

This new folding rangefinder is sold as the Fujica GF670 in the Japanese home market with an initial production run of only 5,000 cameras.   Larger than anticipated dealer orders delayed introduction into the Japanese market several months so that all orders could be shipped from the factory at the same time.  Internationally Voigtlander markets the camera as the Voigtlander Bessa III. 120 film produces 10 6x7 exposures or 12 6x6 exposures.  220 film yields 20 shots in 6x7 format or 24 as 6x6.

Lens Hood with Filter Holder

 

YAY! A film counter, NOT a little red window on the film back!

  

Notice the selection switch between 6x6 and 6x7, as well as the mask now in place for 6x6

 

 

Yes, you can have any lens you want on the Voigtlander Bessa III 667, so long as it's a 80/3.5 Heliar!

 

   Side by side size comparisons of the Bessa III and Bessa III Wide!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO BESSA III WIDE PAGE WITH 65MM LENS


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