Bessa No. 1 camera was manufactured by the Voightlander & Sohn AG Ltd. company beginning in 1950. It was simple folding camera that took eight exposures 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 or sixteen exposures 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 inches on no. 120 film, through the use of a mask ( ie: 6x9cm or 6x4.5 with mask ). It featured a top mounted parallax-compensated optical view finder, but no rangefinder. It was fitted with a VAskar f4.5, three element lens, or a color Skopar f3.5 four element lens, providing color correction. The shutter was a pronto with speeds from 1/25 second to 1/200 of a second, including flash synchronization, built-in self timer and speed synchronization.
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