Oxford: Voigtlander Bessa 6×9

Written by Nasir Hamid on March 17th, 2015

This set of images were made with what I think is the oldest camera I currently own – a Voigtlander Bessa I 6×9 folder from 1936. It works incredibly well for its age but it is a little quirky (it has separate viewfinder windows for focussing and composing) and it’s not particularly fast to use in a hurry but I do enjoy the size of the frames on the film and it folds down to a very compact size which makes it perfect for carrying around. I’ve only put three rolls through it so far and I think I’ll try a roll with this camera mounted on a tripod to see how much sharper the images become.

[Tech info]: Voigtlander Bessa I 6×9 folder, 105mm Skopar lens, Fuji Acros 100 film, developed in Kodak HC110 1+31 for 5:30.



2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Gavin says:

    Nicely developed set images from the Bessa. Is it 4.5 or 3.5 aperture ?

    The Arcos film work well in your images. have use Ilford PAN F at all ?

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      Thanks. My Bessa RF is f3.5. I have used Ilford Pan F on occasion – if you use the search box at top right you can find the posts where I used it. I’ve got some in my film stash so look out for it.

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