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  Baby Bessa Model 46 & 66 with Optical View Finder

Baby Bessa model 46 and model 66 with a film counter was manufactured by the Voigtlander AG Ltd. company from approximately 1938 to 1950. Model 46 was capable of taking sixteen exposures 2 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches, and model 46 was capable of taking twelve exposures 2 1/4 inch square or 6 x 6 cm. Both models used standard 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch roll film, no. 120. An optical view finder replaced the folding frame type. Both cameras measured 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches and weighed 17 3/4 ounces. The camera featured a trigger release on the baseboard, 2x yellow filter, Film Counter, depth of focus calculator, safety lock to back. The metal parts were finished in dull chromium. This camera was fitted with a f3.5 Voigtar 7.5cm lens, or a f/3.5 Skopar 75mm lens in a compur shutter capable of speeds from 1 to 1/300th of a second. Also a f3.5 Heliar 105mm lens was available with a compur-rapid shutter capable of speeds from 1 to 1/500 of a second. Camera with the Voigtar cost £9 17s 6d, Skopar costs £11 17s 6d and the camera with the Heliar and compur rapid was priced at £14 17s 6d.


f 3.5 in a Prontor II shutter with eight speeds ranging from one second to 1/175 of a second. Priced at £6 10s 0d.

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