Voigtlander rangefinder cameras are no more ...

MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:

"Sad news in the world of film photography ... the Japanese camera and lens company Cosina announced that it is discontinuing the Voigtlander Bessa 35mm rangefinder camera and a host of accessories and lenses for them. The Bessa R2M, Bessa R3M, and Bessa R4M are no more.

"Over at Rangefinderforum, CameraQuest points out that just a few years ago, Voigtlander was the only brand that offered all 4 major 35mm rangefinder mounts: Leica screw, Leica M, Nikon Rangefinder, and Zeiss Contax Rangefinder.

"Due to declining sales figures, Cosina is pulling the entire Bessa lineup after discontinuing the R2A, R3A, and R4A about a year ago. Many retailers still have Bessa cameras in stock, so you can probably still pick on up pretty easily in the near future if you’d like to purchase a new one."

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