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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:05 pm    Post subject: Voigtlander Bessaflex TM Reply with quote











PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a nit-pic really. The writer states "Shutter speeds are selected using the dial on the top plate and run to 1/2000sec - the fastest of any M42 screw thread SLR".

The camera was not faster than some Fujica, Alpa (based on the Chinon) and Chinon models that also ran to 1/2000sec.

Perhaps it's just a poor choice of wording making it look peerless in the shutter speed stakes.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
Just a nit-pic really. The writer states "Shutter speeds are selected using the dial on the top plate and run to 1/2000sec - the fastest of any M42 screw thread SLR".

The camera was not faster than some Fujica, Alpa (based on the Chinon) and Chinon models that also ran to 1/2000sec.

Perhaps it's just a poor choice of wording making it look peerless in the shutter speed stakes.

+1
The Chinon Memotron comes to mind. Cosina also made some models like it. And that was in the first half of the 1970s.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one and quite like it. However it does have compatibility issues with some lenses such as the Meyer/Pentacon Orestegon, Oreston, and of course the very early ones which would prevent the iris actuator inside the camera mount from moving forward.