Bessamatic m - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Bessamatic m

1964

Voigtländer & Sohn

Braunschweig

West Germany

Image of Bessamatic m

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. 6850431 .

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

Construction:
Metal body.

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

Focusing:
To 2 feet.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Fixed roof pentaprism finder, plain focusing screen.
Auto-stop on film advance. Film advance lever tensions the shutter. Film advance and shutter inter-linked for double and blank exposure prevention.
Exposure counter. Film reminder dial scaled 12 - 3200 and 12 - 36 DIN.

Serial Number:
305737 .

With:

  • f4.8, 100 mm Dynarex, automatic iris diaphragm to f22. Depth-of-field arms.
  • Accessory shoe. Ever-ready case. Instruction book.

The Bessamatic m was similar to the standard Bessamatic but without an exposure meter. The standard lens with this example is a late version with yellow spot and large flange where it attaches to the camera.

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