A manual-focus rangefinder camera crafted by one of the oldest brand names in photography, the Voigtländer Bessa-R4M Wide Angle 35mm is compact and lightweight
Rangefinder shooters will love that this camera has built-in parallax-projected frame-lines for 21, 25, 28, 35, and 50mm lenses. This feature offers tremendous convenience — ditch the accessory viewfinders and simply frame and focus directly from the built-in one. Its widest 21mm frame-line, paired with a mechanical shutter release — making it possible to use the camera even without batteries (albeit, sacrificing metering) — is, above all, designed with lush landscapes and sweeping vistas in mind. Aside from the wide-angle viewfinder, all other features of the R4M are identical to those of the Bessa-R3A — including a bright viewfinder and quiet shutter. It has a simple LED metering display along the bottom of the viewfinder that displays exposure information in .5 exposure values, glowing red for under-/overexposure and green for correct exposure. The Bessa-R4M’s rewind crank features a double joint for extra compacting, and a locking switch below to prevent accidental opening. A manual viewfinder distance-adjustment switch sits next to the non-dedicated hot shoe, while the camera’s power button is a simple switch wrapped around the shutter release. Rubber wraps around the midsection of the camera for added grip, and a subtle thumb grip is located on the film door, while the elegant chrome lettering of ‘Voigtländer’ adorns the top plate. It uses a bayonet Leica M-type lens mount that accepts all 39mm screwmount lenses (with the appropriate adapter) from the manufacturer, Canon, and Leica, as well as M-type bayonet lenses from Leica, Minolta, and Konica.
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