The Fellsphoto Vintage 6x9 Gallery1945 Bessa with f3.5 Skopar lens
the lens serial number 2763175 dates this to 1945
(2,700,000=1945 : (2850000=1946) : 3,000,000 = 1947)
8-speed Voigtlander shutter speeded to 1/200th sec.
(The 'Voigtlander' shutter is a re-badged Prontor shutter.)
As yet no pictures taken with this camera. However, photos taken with the f4.5 version can be seen here .
The extra fourth element of the Tessar-type lens sharpens up the edges and corners, particularly at wide apertures.
The Skopar is Voigtlander's "Tessar" type lens. The Zeiss 'Tessar', conceived in 1902, was named from the Greek word τέσσερα (téssera, four) to indicate a four-element design.
Other Tessar-type lenses include the Schneider Xenar, Agfa Solinar, Rodenstock Ysar & Kodak Ektar.
associated Bessa links:
all about Voigtlander in Camerapedia
low spec Bessa on Shutterbug
Bessas in the Cinci.de collection
Bessa specifications in Camera Classics collection