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|Voigtländer Bessa 66 c.1938, w/ simple frame finder image by Süleyman Demir (Image rights)|
Voigtländer Bessa 66 is a folding camera, manufactured by Voigtländer& Sohn AG, Braunschweig, Germany,and produced between 1938-41 and 1945-50. Bessa 66 and Bessa 46 (4.5x6cm format) series also known as Baby Bessa.
Baby Bessa modelsEdit
There were two camera models with two sizes each in Baby Bessa series
- Bessa 66 and Bessa 46 Deluxe model with optical viewfinder on the top plate
- Bessa 66 and Bessa 46 with simple folding frame finder, later models optical folding frame finder
|Voigtländer Bessa 66 early De Luxe model image by alf sigaro (Image rights)|
- Film: 120 roll, picture size 6x6cm on Bessa 66 and 4,5x6cm on Bessa 46
- Lens: offered various lenses like Voigtar 75mm f3.5, Color Heliar 75mm f/3.5, Skopar 75mm f/3.5, Heliar 105mm f/3.5
- Hinged Voigtländer Moment yellow filter, in very early models
- Focusing: manual front focusing, guess the distance
- DOF scale: a turning knob, on the right of the top plate
- Shutter: offered various shutters like Gauthier Prontor II 1-1/175, Compur Rapid
- Cocking lever: on the lens-shutter barrel
- Shutter release: like lever shape, on the front cover, retracted when the camera is closed
- Viewfinder: simple folding frame finder, later models optical folding frame finder, in Deluxe models optical viewfinder
- Others: Self-timer; Flash PC socket on the shutter; Hinged back cover w/red window; Camera leg; Tripod socket 3/8 inch; Engravings on back cover: Voigtländer logo, Bessa 66, Germany.
- Body: metal, Weight: 471g
- Serial no.none
|Voigtländer Bessa 66 c.1938 w/ simple frame finder Images by Süleyman Demir (Image rights)|
|Voigtländer Bessa 66 c.1938, w/ Voigtar 75mm f3.5 Images by Süleyman Demir (Image rights)|
- Bessa 66 at The Classic Camera
- Bessa 66 in Mario Groleau website
- in Voigtlander collection
- in Vintagecameras
- At www.collection-appareils.fr :