Bessamatic De-Luxe. - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Bessamatic De-Luxe.

1962

Voigtländer & Sohn

Braunschweig

West Germany

Image of Bessamatic De-Luxe.

Lens:
f2.8, 50 mm Color-Skopar, automatic iris diaphragm to f22. Depth of field shown by two moving arms on the focusing ring. Bayonet mount. Serial no. 6314148 .

Shutter:
Synchro-Compur X, speeds 1 - 1/500, B. Delayed action. X, M flash synchronisation. Shutter within camera body.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
36, 24 x 36 mm exposures on 35 mm film held in cassette.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Fixed roof pentaprism finder, split-image and microprism rangefinder focusing screen with Fresnel condenser.
Auto-stop on film advance. Film advance lever tensions the shutter. Film advance and shutter inter-linked for double and blank exposure prevention.
Coupled selenium exposure meter, match needle type. Shutter speed and aperture visible in view-finder. Film setting range: 12 - 36 DIN, 17 - 3200 ASA. Scale for over exposure 1.5 - 5. Needle visible in view-finder. Setting the needle against the index alters the aperture and shutter setting rings.
Exposure counter.

Serial Number:
215841 .

The Bessamatic De-Luxe was introduced in 1962, it incorporated a small prism mounted outside the pentaprism housing which reflected the shutter and aperture settings into the view-finder.

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