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All Voigtlander Film Cameras Sadly Discontinued
Old 09-27-2015   #1
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All Voigtlander Film Cameras Sadly Discontinued

9/28/15

A few years ago Voigtlander was the only camera manufacturer EVER to have all FOUR major 35mm rangefinder mounts in production at the SAME time - Leica Screw Mount, Leica M Mount, Nikon Rangefinder and Zeiss Contax Rangefinder.

Today, primarily in my opinion due to the popularity of the so called mirrorless rangefinder like cameras, Voigtlander has announced all their remaining film cameras are discontinued due to declining sales. The Bessa R2A, R3A, R4A were discontinued about a year ago All other Voigtlander product lines are selling well. With the Zeiss ZM rangefinder discontinued several years ago, only Leica currently has film 35mm rangefinders on the production line.

Bessa R2M
Bessa R3M
Bessa R4M
Bessa III 6x7
Bessa III Wide 6x7

The last R3M's and R4M's have yet to be produced - Voigtlander will probably fill all existing orders by the end of 2015.

Many dealers still have new Voigtlander 35mm Bessa stock on hand - get them while you can!

For those unaware of it, the R4A / R4M cameras are truly unique wideangle rangefinders, with built in framelines for 21mm lenses! Even Leica never did that. Likewise the R3A / R3M cameras have lifesize 1:1 viewfinders. Again, Leica never did that.

Also discontinued were a variety of smaller accessories:

SUPER WIDE-HELIAR 15mm F4.5 Asp II (replaced by Version III)
Bessa Camera Case VC-5
Bessa CARRYING STRAP(BK)
Bessa SIDE GRIP
VM Micro Four Thirds Adapter
F Micro Four Thirds Adapter
SC E-mount Adapter
15mm View Finder (Plastic, metal remains in production)
21/25mm View Finder (Plastic)
21/25mm View Finder M Silver (black metal remains in production)
28mm View Finder M Silver
28mm View Finder M Black
35mm View Finder M Silver
35mm View Finder M Black
40mm View Finder
LH-1
LH-2
LH-20N
LH-28N
LH-40N
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