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Voigtlander Bessa L or Modern Leica A?
First Camera body of new Voigtlander System introduced 1999, Officially Discontinued 5/30/2003
The 1925 Leica A established not only Leica, but what would become 35mm photography. The 1998 Cosina Voigtlander Bessa L (aka Cosina 107-SW), established today's Cosina Voigtlander rangefinder success story. IF you take a close look, the similarities are remarkable.
If you start with the Leica A design and add:
Standardized interchangeable lens mount
Lever Film Advance
Lever Film Rewind
Easy film loading
Wider shutter speed range of 1-1/2000th plus B
Threaded Cable Release
What Do Yah Got? The Cosina Voigtlander Bessa L !
Leica A shown with Voigtlander 50mm Brightline Finder, fixed collapsible 50/3.5 Elmar lens. Cosina 107-SW (aka Voigtlander Bessa L) shown with interchangeable collapsible 50/3.5 Voigtlander Heliar lens, double accessory shoe, 50mm Brightline Finder, and 1925 Leica vertical Rangefinder.
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