Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/17

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Subject: [Leica] Zeiss Puzzle Solved
From: doubs43 at (Walker Smith)
Date: Fri Sep 17 10:21:38 2004

>What is a Bessa R3A? This is the first I have heard of it, and I cannot 
>find anything intellibigle (by me) on it.
Marc, as I understand it, the R3A is to be introduced at Photokina. This 
is what the gentleman had to say about it when asked the same question 
as you've asked me:

" The R3A is a whole new camera with a newly-designed long-base 
rangefinder, new film rewind, and the same shutter and aperture
priority auto.

The move to electronically timed shutters was necessitated.(because) The 
mechanically timed shutter used in previous Cosina/Voigtlander cameras
is no longer made and supplies have run out."

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