Voigtlander Bessa L Rangefinder in Near Mint Condition in Box with 15mm f4.5 Voigtlander Aspherical Super Wide-Heliar Lens & Viewfinder Professionally Tested Comes with Box, Neckstrap, and Instruction Manual Yasuhara was only the first of a new generation of Japanese made Leica Screw Mount Cameras. Cosina surprised the photo world by introducing the Voigtlander Bessa L in January 1999. Ironically the L is the first Voigtlander in Leica Screw Mount.
The L is reminiscent of the classic finderless 1950's Screw mount Leicas, like the Ig. Super wides really don't need rangefinder focusing since their ample depth of field works great with old fashioned guestimate scale focusing. More importantly, it offers TTL metering. Bodies and lenses are available in black or chrome. With its small size, clean lines, and lack of a rangefinder, a fairly good argument can be made that the Bessa L amounts to an updated 1925 Leica A, or a modern TTL version of the Leica C, the camera which introduced the famous Leica Screw Mount. Voigtlander Bessa L Specs: Leica Screw Mount Camera, aka Leica Thread Mount or and 39mm Screw Mount. Why 3 standards names for the very same lens mount? To confuse the hell out of newbies of course!