Voigtlander Bessa R

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by VinVin, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    Kevin
    Hi guys,

    I just got bought a Voigtlander Bessa R rangefinder with a few lenses. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it?

    The lenses that i got with it are:
    Voigtlander Color Skopar 35mm f2.5
    Jupiter 8 50mm f2.0
    Industar 61 50mm f2.8

    Are there any inexpensive m39 lenses that you guys would suggest?

    For those who have experience with these lenses or the Bessa R itself. Are there any particular quirks with this camera?
     
  2. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    Lovely camera, I have pretty well the same lenses and a few more. You pretty well have the best cheap LTM glass already. I picked up an Elmar 90/4 for only $100-, but lovely, simple and sharp.
     
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  3. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    Mike
    I used to own a lot of Voigtlander gear- R3A, R4M, Bess L. The Bess R was the first rangefinder body that Cosina produced. The Collar Scopar 35/2.5 is an excellent lens and was one of my favorites. Check Stephen Gandy's site https://cameraquest.com/
     
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  4. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    Kevin
    Which others do you have? I have a problem with knowledge lol which m39 lenses have rf coupling?
     
  5. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    Kevin
    Yeah i went to that site before i bought. I'm just venturing into new territory now haha
     
  6. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    I also have a number of Canon LTM lenses. The buy and sell on rangefinderforum.com is likely the best place to look and also ask.