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VOIGTLANDERBESSAMATIC (1955). Serial No. 26203 ( Engraved on the inside Photo 9). Made for less than two years. This is the Original Model and considered by many collectors to be the "Classic'" Model with Exposure Meter Setting visible in the viewfinder and "Rotating f stop knob" on the rewind side. Just set the shutter speed and film speed and you can adjust the exposure in the viewfinder.
WithExcellent Color Skoparex f:2.8 5cm. Coated and Fully ColorCorrectLens Serial No. 4412161 engraved on the side of the lens. Synchro-Compur shutter with speeds from 1 sec. to 1/500 Self-Timer & B. ).Central Rangefinder in the Viewfinder and Automatic Film Advance/Shutter Setting. Fully Working "Ready to Use" In Exceptional Very Close to New Physical Condition. TheSkoparex lens has no scratches, cleaning marks or fungus. There is a slight amount of internal dust. I am confident ir will produce excellent images. (TheSkopar lenses were "Bench Tested" at Voigtlander) and are considered to beamong the shapest and very best ever made). The Shutter works at all speedsis Very accurate. I am sure it will produce excellent results. The camera body has no dents, dings or scratchesand only a very few slight bright marksand almost No signs of age and handling. The Superb Black Morrocanpebble grained Leather covering is complete andis stillinVery Close to Newcondition. Really Incrediblefor its age.The Satin and Bright Chrome plating isin Very Close to New condition.The black Lacquer paintis very close to perfect.Internally there areno signs the camera has everbeen used( I did test it with a roll of film and the mechanism works perfectly!! ). The Image in the Viewfinderis clear and focusing is smooth and accurate. There are a few specks of dust on the ground glass. The Central "Rangefinder"image is very sharp. The camera back opens and closes correctly.Please see all photos of the actual camera for condition. Purchasedin the 1960's as New Old Stock as a collectible. I usedit only a few times and for testing before listing. The Bessamatic cameras were made for only a short period of time and with thehighest precision construction.It isconsidered by many collectors to be One ofthe Very Best early Prism SLR camera ever made!With the advantage of "Flash Sync" at All speeds.Almost alwaysfound in used non rarein thisVery Close to New andfull functioningstate with almost No signs of age or handling.A Really Great"Ready to use" andMagnificent display camera. From my extensive collection of rare Vintage camera that I am selling because of my age. My 100 Percent Positive response over 1,800 times speaks for the accuracy of my descriptions. All my cameras are kept in my climatized humidity controlled storage and removed only for photographing and listing. Carefully Packed shipping World Wide. Combined shipping possible.Please view my other listings of rare Vintage cameras and save the site. I will be listing hundreds of cameras over the next months.
The camera comes with a Close to New SuperDynarex f:4 135mmTele lens in its original leather case (see photo 12).The lens was designed for the Bessamatic. The camera comes with the Original box , brief Instructions, orignal lens cap, accessory clip and viewfinder cap.
The exposure meter still works and is accurate since the camera has always been kept closed and not exposed to light except for a very brief time.
There is no "hidden reserve" and my asking price is commesurate with thecamerasSuperb Condition.