Voigtlander Bessa-R2M (.7 Viewfinder) 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body – Black


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The Voigtlander Bessa-R2M Rangefinder Camera is a modified version of the Bessa R2A camera. While being identical in all other apsects to the R2A model, the R2M features a mechanical shutter release.  This makes it possible to use the camera even without batteries, albeit without metering.

The Voigtlander Bessa R2A/M is an improved version of the Bessa R2 rangefinder camera, which in itself is an advancment over the original Bessa R camera. All of the original Bessa R’s outstanding features are retained; an exceptionally bright viewfinder, quiet shutter & simple LED metering system. Many internal parts of the R2 are made of metal instead of plastic (as on the Bessa R), resulting in a camera which feels more solid and durable in one’s hands.

  • Voigtlander Bessa cameras are light, unobtrusive cameras that are ideal for handheld lowlight conditions. These rangefinder cameras have a smaller distance between the film and the lens mount than SLRs, which makes for inherently sharper lenses.
  • TTL Centerweighted light metering
  • Clear LED Exposure scale with red for under/overexposure and green for correct exposure
  • Vertical-travel mechanical metal focal plane shutter
  • Exceptionally bright viewfinder with split image rangefinder patch & brightlines for 35, 50, 75 & 90mm lenses
  • Superior rubberized and andonized body covering materials
  • Bayonet Leica M-type lensmount accepts all 39mm screwmount lenses (with the appropriate adapter) from Canon, Leica & Voigtlander, as well as M bayonet-type lenses from Leica, Minolta & Konica
  • Compatibility with the Voigtlander Trigger Winder (originally introduced with the Bessa T) for speedy, battery-free film advance
  • Compatibility with dioptric correction lenses from the Nikon FM3A system
Package Weight 1.45 lbs
Package Dimensions 6.4 x 4.7 x 4.2 in

35mm Interchangeable lens rangefinder

Lens Mount

Voigtlander VM

Focus Modes


Exposure Modes


Exposure Metering


Metering Range

EV 1-19 ( at ISO 100 with 50mm f/1.5 lens )

ISO Range

25-3200 ( manually set )

Shutter Speed

Manual 1/2000th to 1 Second + bulb, with flash sync at 1/125th second

PC Terminal


Flash Mounting

Hot flash shoe

Film Transport



Split image & superimposed rangefinde with brightlines for 35, 50, 75 & 90mm lenses ( 0.7x magnification with 37mm baselength )

Viewfinder Info

LED Shutter speed indication line lights up to indicate suggested speeds

Diopter Correction

No ( accepts diopters for the Nikon FM3A )

Self Timer


Remote Control

Accepts standard mechanical cable release

Multiple Exposure


Power Source

Two 1.5-Volt LR44/SR44 batteries


5.4 x 3.2 x 1.4″ ( 136 x 81 x 35mm ) WxHxD


1 lb ( 430 g )

Package Weight

1.45 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

6.4 x 4.7 x 4.2″


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