Robert White now has in stock the
to the Voigtlander Bessa rangefinder range, the R2M. It is
supplied as a limited edition with the
brand new 50/2 collapsible Heliar Classic lens. In either black paint
or silver finish. There will be 300 silver cameras and 700 black
cameras… a respectably small number in this age of ever
But for the metering this is an
mechanical camera…effectively the R2a M bayonet camera body
with a mechanical shutter. However the viewfinder display has been
tweaked since the R2a and features 9 steps of exposure control over a
–2 to +2 EV range displayed as an LED at the bottom of the
finder. The viewfinder displays 35,50,75 and 90mm brightlines.
The new M bayonet 50/2 Heliar is an
product from Voigtlander and is the only collapsible 50/2 lens
available in Leica M fit. Built to the same high specification as
the other lenses in the Voigtlander range, it features 1/2 stop
clicks up to f11 and is designed to collapse safely into all of the
Voigtlander rangefinder bodies, as well as the current Zeiss Ikon
body. The 50/2 is supplied with it’s own bespoke parallel
lens hood and accepts 39mm filters. There are currently no plans to
make this lens available outside of these limited edition kits.
The R2M camera with 50/2 Heliar Classic
available from Robert White Photographic Ltd and other Voigtlander
stockists in black or silver for £600 plus VAT.