The Bessa R3A/M series is the first M mount camera ever to feature a 1:1 viewfinder. As a result, shooting with both eyes open is now possible. Also, when bundled with a 50mm lens, the frame lines will show a bigger area in the viewfinder.
The Bessa R3A is a very popular camera for the traditionalist. The Bessa R3A was the first Leica M mount film camera with a life size 1:1 finder. The life size viewfinder allows photographers to shoot comfortably and effectively with both eyes open at the same time. The M mount was first introduced with the Leica M3 in 1953. It only took half a century and Mr. Kobayashi (Mr. Rangefinder), to bring a 1:1 life size finder to the M mount world.
This camera is fitted with the VM bayonet mount so will take lenses from Leica M, Zeiss ZM and of course Voigtlander's own VM range. L39mm screw mount lenses can also be used with the body with the help of a M bayonet adpater ring, also made by Voigtlander.
The viewfinder has frame lines for 40/50/75/90mm. Wider lenses such as 35mm, 28mm, 25mm, 21mm, 15mm and 12mm can also be used with the aid of hotshoe viewfinders for composition.
|Camera Format||35mm Film|