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The Bessa R4 models take currently an island position in the market with its finder which is integrated with a 21mm illuminated frame and so it appeals to wide angle lovers. The Bessa R4M is a real goody for all fans of puristical range finder cameras. Here, the shutter speed (1 – 1/2000s) will be educated absolutely mechanical.
The photographer takes the settings of time and aperture, though an LED scale in the finder helps him. A high robust wide angle tool for exciting pictures in finest Voigtländer quality.
Lenses with M39 mount dol need an adequate adapter.
| Type || 35mm camera with focal plane shutter an TTL metering system || Film Format ||35mm film, 24x36 mm |
| Shutter || mechanicallyl controlled vertically moving metal focal plane shutter 1-1/2000sec B |
| Focusing || Coincidence type. Infinity – 0.7m |
| Finder magnification || X 0,52 |
| Bright frames || 21/35, 28, 25/50 mm |
| field of view || 85%, object distance 3 m |
| Exposure display || By LED indicator in view finder |
| Exposure Metering System || Center-weighted average metering. |
| Exposure Coupling Range || EV1 - 19 (ISO100, F1.4: 1sec.- F16, 1/2000sec.) |
| Exposure Control || manual setting, ½ steps from -2 to +2 auto: aperture priority,(1/2000 sec) |
| Flash Terminal || X synchronic contact, synchronized at 1/125 sec or lower speed |
| Film Advance || By single and/or multiple ratcheting lever action. Double exposure lock system. Trigger winder available as optional extra. |
| Film Rewind || By film rewind button and film rewind crank |
| Film Counter || Additive type with autoreset by opening the back cover. |
| Film Speed Range || ISO 25 - 3200 by 1/3 steps |
| Power Source || Two 1,5V Alkaline batteries (LR44) or Silver batteries (SR 44) |
| Weight || approx. 440g |
|Lens Mount ||VM Mount |