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CVUG: Cosina Voigtlander User Group Mailing List

This is the Cosina Voigtlander User  Group (CVUG) mailing list for ALL Cosina made Voigtlander products (CVUG), as well as the other Cosina made photographic products.  These products include but is not limited to the Voigtlander Bessa L, Bessa R, Bessa R2, Bessa R2A, Bessa R2M, Bessa R3A, Bessa R3M, Bessa R4A, Bessa R4M,  Bessa III 667, Bessa III Wide 667 Wide, Bessa R2S, Bessa R2C, Bessaflex TM,  all Voigtlander rangefinder lenses in Leica screw mount, Leica M mount, Micro 4/3 Lenses, or Nikon rangefinder mount, Cosina made Voigtlander SLRs and SLR lenses, Voigtlander accessories, as well as ALL future Voigtlander and Cosina made products.

  • COOKIES on your browser to MUST be enabled to make changes to your CVUG preferences.

  • Mailing List Options are controlled by logging into your account at     You will create a password when you subscribe which allows you to log in and modify your list preferences.   You will also be sent a monthly reminder on how to manage your CVUG account.

  • Once logged into your account, you can choose email, weekly digest, or web only reading options.  For web only, choose "no mail" and then log into the CVUG archives when you wish to visit.

  • Search List Archives by logging into   Due to changing the list hosting from Topica,  the list archive starts April 4th, 2004. 

  • Unsubscribe by logging into your account and following the menu directions. 

  • It is list policy to have a private subscription list to protect members from SPAM, not to sell the subscriber list, not to share the subscriber list, and not to add SPAM to list messages.

CVUG was created on January 29, 2001 at Topica, and transferred to on April 4th, 2004

Thanks for Joining!

Stephen Gandy

List Guidelines

  • Flaming and uncivil behavior on the list is strongly discouraged.  Flame posts will get you removed from the list.   Spirited discussion is strongly encouraged, but be nice to each other. 

  • Please stay on topic with SLR and photography related posts.   Save discussion for such topics as hats, underwear, war crimes, religion, etc for your private email, instead of uselessly cluttering the inboxes of CVUG List  members who subscribed for ON topic discussions. 

  • Email diarrhea: Some lists are occasionally "attacked" by overzealous members who think they must respond to practically every post.  Please limit your postings to no more than five per day.  

  • Witty replies: Some lists have members under the delusion that everyone subscribed to read their often ill conceived attempts at humor and quick repartee.   Please save smart-ass replies for private email, or the stage if you really are a comedian. 

  • Selling and Buying: Private sellers or buyers may post their ads any day, but limit your ads to once per week.   Dealer for sale or buying posts of any kind of ads are not allowed.    If you have questions about something for sale or wanted, email the person privately instead of posting your question to the list.

  • SPAM Software: Subscribers with anti-SPAM software may NOT require each list poster to authenticate a message.  IF you can't simply authenticate the list, get new anti-SPAM software, or find another mailing list.

  • People removed for not following list guidelines may also be removed from my other CameraQuest lists.  People booted off are generally not given warnings, the logic being that if subscribers don't take the time to read and follow the list guidelines, the list administrator's time is better spent elsewhere. 

Subscribing to CVUG
Visit for more info to subscribe.  Make sure cookies on your browser are enabled, as well as on security software if you are using it.    You will create your own password, and then simply hit reply to the confirmation email to confirm your subscription.   You will be sent a monthly email reminder of subscriber options.
Using CVUG
To post a message to all the list members after you are subscribed, send email to  C[email protected]

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Revised: September 11, 2017 Copyright  2004-2012   Stephen Gandy. All rights reserved.    This means you may NOT copy and re-use the text or the pictures in ANY other internet or printed publication of ANY kind.  Information in this document is subject to change without notice.  Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.