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Voigtlander Bessa R2M – vintage-style photography

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Completely by accident, I stumbled upon the Voigtlander website, seeing a range of pretty uninspiring digital cameras, alongside some very stylish 35mm SLR models – including this Voigtlander Bessa R2M.

It’s an anniversary model from a German company that’s been around for over 200 years, packing the looks you might expect from a camera of the 1950s or 60s. Whether it’s good for you depends on our ability to deal with film (no memory cards here) and the camera’s specification – check the website for the full breakdown, I’m not qualified to make a valued judgement.

If you like it, prepare to dig deep – the body sells for 999 Euros.

Find out more at the Voigtlander website

  • Sorry, camera geek here. Voigtlander are actually japanese owned now. The Germany company was bought out a while ago. However having owned one of these,not this particular model but an R2 rangefinder I can vouch for their quality. Perfect if you can’t afford a nice Leica 🙂

  • Camera geek #2

    A small correction here: the R2M is actually a rangefinder camera, not a SLR. Not all 35mm cameras are SLRs… Voigtlander did make the Bessaflex reflex camera which is now discontinued and looks nothing like the R (rangefinder) range.