The BESSA III is a high portable, folding bellows camera that allows extremely high-quality images to be taken using a high-performance lens unit. The camera is equipped with a unique mechanism for switching between two film formats.
Type: 6 x 7 type rangefinder folding camera
Film format: 6 x 7 and 6 x 6 by selector switch, 6 x 7 size: 56 x 69mm, 6 x 6 size: 56 x 56mm
Film: 120 or 220 roll film
Frames: 6 x 7 size: 120 – 10 shots, 220 – 20 shots, 6 x 6 size: 120 – 12 shots, 220 – 24 shots
Lens: HELIAR 3,5/80mm, 6 elements in 4 groups, Angle of view: 6 x 7 size = 57°, Angle of view: 6 x 6 size = 53°
Focusing: Manually controlled helicoid
Focusing range: 0,9 m – inf.
Finder: Coincidence type rangefinder with bright frame and automatic parallax correction.
Macro ratio: X 0,7
Diopter correction: Eyepiece diopter (19mm tread) can be screwed on.
Indicators in view finder:
- Aperture Priority Auto Mode and properly set shutter speed indicator lit.
- Manual exposure mode
- Battery consumptoin warning
Shutter: Electronically controlled lens shutter. Shutter speed 4s – 1/500 sec.
Exposure control: Center weighted average metering. Exposure compensation: +/- 2 by 1/3 steps
Film speed: Manually set. ISO25 – 3200 by 1/3 steps
Film winding: By film advance dial
Film counter: Additive type with auto reset, automatically switched to 120 or 220 type synchronized with film type selector switch on film pressure plate.
Battery: X1 CR2 Lithium battery
Size: 178mm x 109mm x 138 mm or 64mm (closed)
Please note we will not provide repair services of any kind for grey market Bessa III cameras.
For shipping to USA and Latin America locations ONLY