Voigtlander Bessa III

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Voigtlander Bessa III

Post by drmoss_ca » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:39 am

It's been a while since I used this camera, having been rather taken with the Rolleiflex and the Hasselblad, but it's light and easy to use with a wickedly sharp lens:

Bessa III, XP2, Unicolor presskit, Nikon 9000 scan:

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Sadly, I have had to ship my Flextight scanner to Hasselblad in New Jersey for repair and service. Expensive!

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Re: Voigtlander Bessa III

Post by brothers » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:52 pm

The fine detail is remarkable.
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Re: Voigtlander Bessa III

Post by Araner » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:52 pm

Dr. Moss, great detail and great portraiture.

BTW, I'm a big Voigtlander fan and have several of their cameras:

Bessa R3M
Bessa R3A
Bessa R4M
Bessa R2A
Bessaflex TM

I also have a boatload of VM mount Voigtlander lenses to go with the Bessa range finder cameras: from the Super Wide-Heliar 15mm to the Heliar-Classic 75mm and many in between those two.

For the Bessaflex TM I have two M42 mount lenses: the Ultron 40mm f2 and a Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar T.

I primarily shoot digital but still manage to get out with a film camera at least once a month.

I recently posted up some images that I made with my Contax G2 camera and a roll of Fujifilm Acros 100 monochrome film. If you're interested you can see them here:

http://yokosukamike.blogspot.jp/

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Re: Voigtlander Bessa III

Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:26 am

I like them, Mike! I am told film cameras remain more popular in Japan than in the west, and that there is an area in Tokyo full of secondhand camera shops. I imagine the streets are paved with drool!

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