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Details about  Voigtlander Bessa Rangefinder 6X9 camera with rare HELIAR 105mm F3,5 SUPERBE

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Voigtlander Bessa Rangefinder 6X9 camera with rare HELIAR 105mm F3,5 SUPERBE
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13 May, 2012 15:36:34 BST
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US $465.00
Approximately £308.91(including postage)
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Brand: Voigtlander  
I am selling several Top quality Voigtlander cameras from my collection--check my auctions to see them all.

This is a German made Voigtlander Bessa I 6x9 folding rangefinder camera.
One of the most sought after vintage cameras.
I am not the type of seller that exagerates in prasing the condition of its camera--but on this case -i must say-that this camera is in outstanding condition.I doubt you will be able to find a similar condition 1930,s camera soon.

Superbe condition and full working order.
The camera has just faint traces of use on it,s body--but really in above average condition for a black paint prewar lens.
Bellows is in beautiful condition--no holes,wear or tear.
The camera opens and closes very smoothly.

What adds to the value of this very nice camera is of corse the great Voigtlander Heliar 105mm F3,5 lens--this was Voigtlander high end lens at the time--and still today-the Heliar is sought after as one of the best classic lenses ever.

This beeing a folding camera-was mostlikely been stored closed--that means that the lens is in much better condition than on other types of vintage cameras where it was exposed to the elements.
Glass looks great--no fungus,no haze,no scratches--really beautiful condition for a 80 years old lens(there are a few specs of dust inside..but lets not be crazy in expectations about such old lenses).
The yellow filter is present and in perfect condition(most of times it is lost or damadged)
The rangefinder window is a bit dusty --and being so small -its a bit difficult to use--however the rangefinder spot is quite visible--and seems to measure corectly(not film tested )--its no Leica M viefinder--but it still does the job in showing you the focussing distance.

The apperture is working.
The Compur Rapid shutter is surprisingly snappy--and from i can tell in perfect working order--B and T work flawlessly--speeds ,including the long ones sound right--(not film tested -but from what i could hand and eye test all is ok)

This is an overall very nice camera and seems it is in perfect working order--however we are talking about a 1930,s camera that was NOT film tested--so I am selling it-As Is-with no guarantee ,refunds or returns.

EMS Express(with tracking)takes 5-7days to arrive ,depending on destination.The shipping price i have is just an estimation--it could be less for inside Europe ,or more for some distant country.Wait for my invoice ,after the auction ends,that will have exact shipping price for your country.
If you have any problems with any of my auctions,pls contact me before leaving feedback-and i will do all in my power to make you happy.

Check out my other auctions for more great photographica products--something new every week.
Happy Bidding

Several ebayers have asked some more details about the camera--thats why i have posted 2 more pictures with the camera to get things straight.

1.There is no mask inside for 6x4,5 format.
2.This type of shutter does not have a selftimer setting on it.

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