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I sold my E-P2 and bought a Bessa R3A

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by noodlehaus, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. noodlehaus

    noodlehaus Mu-43 Veteran

    202
    Feb 14, 2010
    ... and an E-P1 :D

    After using the P2 for months, the lens that really stuck with me is the 17mm. Have also stopped using he EVF so Ive decided to sell the kit. With the money I got, bought myself a new rangefinder and a silver sexy P1 :) Really happy for myself!
     
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  2. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Cool, I like your style... can we see them side by side?

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  3. noodlehaus

    noodlehaus Mu-43 Veteran

    202
    Feb 14, 2010
    Will post pics soon as I can. Witing for a zhou leather case for the bessa and the jnk leather skin for the pen :)
     
  4. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Interesting news. I assume that the Bessa R3A ia an analog camera. What made you to sell P2 and go for a silver P1 and a R3A ?
    (I'm looking forward to the new Pan ragefinder LX5, which is rumored)
    I do look forward to pics too, thanks.
     
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  5. noodlehaus

    noodlehaus Mu-43 Veteran

    202
    Feb 14, 2010
    Lately I've really been wanting to get a new film camera after playing with the Yashica rangefinder I have for a while.

    I've also realized that the only 2 lenses that I use with my E-P2 are the 17mm pancake lens and the voigtlander 40mm f1.4 that I have. The 17mm being my day time lens and the 40mm f1.4 my low light lens. When I use the 40mm, I hardly use the EVF anymore as I'm quite tired of putting it on and off the camera.
     
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  6. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Apr 11, 2009
    I'm always happy to see someone pick up a camera with film in it. There is room in this world for both film and digital, I've been shooting both for a very long time.

    Congratulations on the Bessa, also hope to see you posting on rangefinderforum.
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Yes, congratulations noodle! I'm glad you're still keeping an eye in both worlds and look forward to seeing more from you both here and on Flickr.
     
  8. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    There were wild rumours a while back that Voigtlander were pondering a digital Bessa. They certainly have enough of a range of film bodies: Voigtlander Bessa Camera Bodies.

    Cheers

    Ray
     
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  9. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
  10. DownUnderDog

    DownUnderDog Mu-43 Regular

    hey OzRay,
    is Voigtlander sold down under, and if so who is the agent?
    Cheers
    DUD
     
  11. vincechu

    vincechu Mu-43 Regular

    Selling the E-P2 in your case made perfect sense, I hope you enjoy the Bessa - they're awesome cameras :)

    I was thinking of getting a Bessa R3A, I'd be interested to know how you're getting on with it?
     
  12. sebastel

    sebastel Mu-43 Regular

    85
    Jan 18, 2010
    not your business
    good choice, even though i prefer the ZI ... but the 1x finder should be nice.
     
  13. silverbullet

    silverbullet Mu-43 Veteran

    212
    Feb 10, 2010
    Congrats!

    For me the Pen E-P2 is the color-machine and a ZI + 35mm Elmarit - the streetmachine.
    But absolutely a killer is my Bessa R4A with the 21mm f4 Color-Skopar. The viewfinder framelines are perfect for 21mm inside the camera!
    Both rangefinders are loaded with b/w film as APX100 or Neopan/Acros.

    The 21mm suits my "seeing" very well and the lens is tack-sharp - sometimes not so easy to get a good one from Cosina.

    Bernd
     
  14. noodlehaus

    noodlehaus Mu-43 Veteran

    202
    Feb 14, 2010
    Somehow I'm having a hard time finishing a roll of film. With the film camera, I'm somewhat not as trigger happy than when I'm using digital.
     
  15. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Mu-43 Regular

    88
    Jun 28, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Ironically, I sold a ZI to pay for my E-P2. :redface:
     
  16. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    628
    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I've been pondering a Bessa R3M for a while now. It's still on my radar once I get some extra cash. That or an M3.
     
  17. Richard W

    Richard W Mu-43 Regular

    74
    Mar 21, 2010
    Sydney Australia
    The link that OzRay provided, Camera Bodies is the home page of Mainline Photographics, the Australian distributor for Voigtlander and B+W filters, amongst others. They are in Crows Nest, Sydney, NSW.
     
  18. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Yes, Mainline Photographics are the Bessa distributors for Australia: www.mainlinephoto.com.au. They're great to deal with and just ask fo Scott.

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  19. Richard W

    Richard W Mu-43 Regular

    74
    Mar 21, 2010
    Sydney Australia
    Yeah, Scott is a friendly, knowledgeable and good guy. I was at his store yesterday. He proudly displays his police citation bravery award on his wall.
     
  20. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Got to say, one of the best camera stores I've ever come across and genuinely honest in all of their dealings. What's the citation about?

    Cheers

    Ray