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New USA Voigtlander Bessa III Wide 667 

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


Voigtlander Bessa III WIDE Discontinued Out of Stock $2999  Order HERE WHEN AVAILABLE


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 W cameras.  Sadly discontinued and hard to find now, the Bessa Wide 667 has become a bit of a cult camera. Many consider the Bessa III and Bessa III Wide among the very best medium format film cameras produced by any manufacturer.


The Bessa III Wide is the wide angle version of the Bessa III, with a 55/4.5 lens.

The III Wide is the wide angle version of Bessa III, only with non collapsible wider 55/4.5 lens

  • Voigtlander Color-Skopar 55mm/f4.5 ten element lens in eight groups

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

  • 120 or 220 film

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

  • Extremely quiet leaf shutter

  • Filter size 58mm

  • Manual rangefinder focus

  • Extremely bright rangefinder, viewfinder, and bright frame line

  • 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  178mm wide by 109mm high by 89mm deep

  • Weight  1100 grams without battery

  • Optional Vented Lens Hood  $129

Like the Bessa III, the electronic leaf shutter is unbelievably quiet - quieter than any Leica M !

Like the Bessa III, the rangefinder / viewfinder is exceptionally bright and clear!

Change film formats when you change film, using the format switch next to the film plane 

the Bessa III Wide uses a different lens hood than the previous Bessa III

Already have the Bessa III?  Side by side size comparisons


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