Voigtlander Bessamatic/Ultramatic system

Discontinued

Voigtlander Bessamatic

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1959
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through the separate window

Voigtlander Ultramatic

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1961
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through the separate window

Voigtlander Bessamatic Deluxe

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1962
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through the separate window

Voigtlander Bessamatic M

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1964
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Voigtlander Ultramatic CS

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1965
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)

Voigtlander Bessamatic CS

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1967
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)

Voigtlander Bessamatic

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1959
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through the separate window

Voigtlander Ultramatic

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1961
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through the separate window

Voigtlander Bessamatic Deluxe

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1962
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through the separate window

Voigtlander Bessamatic M

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1964
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: No

Voigtlander Ultramatic CS

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1965
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)

Voigtlander Bessamatic CS

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced: 1967
Mount: Deckel
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Leaf shutter
Shutter model: Mechanical Synchro-Compur
Speeds: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)

Bessamatic and Ultramatic series 35mm SLR cameras are genuine Voigtlander precision cameras - modern in technical conception and versatile in use, satisfying the highest demands. All cameras are equipped with the Synchro-Compur, the diaphragm shutter which proved itself millions of times over. It gives shutter speed settings from 1 to 1/500th second, and has "B" setting (for time exposure of any desired duration). It has a built-in self-timer and is synchronised for flash right up to the fastest shutter speed.

The optical equipment of the Voigtlander SLR cameras is unique. A range of fully interchangeable lenses with focal lengths from the 35mm wide-angle to the 350mm super-telephoto makes it possible to tackle satisfactorily all photographic situations. All lenses are high quality Voigtlander anastigmats in the very fullest sense. They assure the utmost in image sharpness and brilliance, as well as absolutely true-to-nature and clear rendering of colors. All lenses have automatic diaphragm control and an automatic depth of field indicator (the latter with the exception of the Color-Lanthar 50mm F/2.8 and the Zoomar 36-82mm F/2.8).

Camera lineup

Adaptation to digital SLR cameras

For information on adapting lenses of this system to digital SLR cameras, please refer to the dedicated article.

Deckel mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 15
Wide-angle prime lenses
Voigtlander Skoparex 35mm F/3.4 1957 
Voigtlander Skoparex 35mm F/3.4 1966 
Voigtlander Skopagon 40mm F/2 1961 
Voigtlander Skopagon 40mm F/2 1966 
Standard prime lenses
Voigtlander Color-Skopar X 50mm F/2.8 1957 
Voigtlander Color-Lanthar 50mm F/2.8 1964 
Voigtlander Color-Skopar (X) 50mm F/2.8 1965 
Voigtlander Septon 50mm F/2 1959 
Voigtlander Septon 50mm F/2 1966 
Short telephoto prime lenses
Voigtlander Dynarex 90mm F/3.4 1960 
Voigtlander Dynarex 100mm F/4.8 1960 
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Voigtlander Super-Dynarex 135mm F/4 1958 
Voigtlander Super-Dynarex 200mm F/4 1962 
Super telephoto prime lenses
Voigtlander Super-Dynarex 350mm F/5.6Pro 1964 
Standard zoom lenses
Voigtlander-Zoomar 36-82mm F/2.8 1959 

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