35mm Cameras

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Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz Posted: Apr 01, 2006 1 comments

Just when you thought the R2 was the pinnacle of Voigtländer Bessa design, along came the R2A and R3A. They differ from the R2 in several ways, most notably the adoption of an electronic shutter allowing Aperture Priority automation; this is combined with a new meter. Other significant differences are a revised (and easier-to-use) rewind crank; the addition of a back lock...

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Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz Posted: Sep 01, 2006 1 comments

Is there still a demand for an entry-level film SLR camera? The folks at Voigtländer seem to think so, evidenced by their new VSL 43. It is very much an entry-level SLR, with a manually set (but completely battery-dependent) shutter from 1/2 sec to 1/2000 sec, flash sync at 1/60 sec, manual focusing, manual diaphragm, and manual film advance. There is a through-lens meter...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

Compact 35mm cameras have continued to monopolize the marketplace this past year with new product introductions exceeding new APS compacts by more than 2 to 1. The new models of 35mm products have ever-longer zoom ranges out to a whopping 170mm telephoto on several models with a broad 4.5x zoom...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Dec 01, 2000 Published: Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

Introductions of new models of compact 35mm cameras have slow-ed down considerably in the past year, but to make up for this deficit, there have been many interesting second and third generation new models in the 24mm wide APS format which is about three...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

As the economy improved in 1998, the market was ready for new and improved SLR cameras in 1999. And the manufacturers delivered, with emphasis on two categories: "Pro" models packed with every capability imaginable and entry-level cameras that are simpler to operate than previous...

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