Announced at Photokina 2008 were several new Voigtlander items, one that we can confirm and write about is the new BESSA III camera.
Developed in partnership with Fuji ( and to be sold under that brand as the GF70 in Japan) this is a very interesting development and is set to be released on other markets under the Voigtlander logo as the Bessa III.
Price is not set nor is exact release date. Email us to put your name on the I want one list!
Like all folding bellows cameras that allow high-quality images to be taken using a high-performance lens on 120 roll film. The camera is equipped with a unique mechanism for switching between two film formats, 6×7 and 6×6 cm and has aperture priority metering!
Very niche Folding bellows camera with coupled rangefinder
6×7 cm -120-10 exp. / 220-20 exp
6×6 cm -120-12 exp. / 220-24 exp
80 mm/f3.5 -4 groups 6 elements
Bright line frame viewfinder
Automatic parallax compensation
Integral LED exposure metering readout
Electronic shutter 4-1/500 sec, B
Exposure control Center-weighted SPD Sensor
Aperture priority AE manual overide
Exposure compensation 2EV in 1/3EV steps
Mechanical film type counter and advance
Format 6×7 or 6×6
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