The Voigtlu00e4nder Bessa III medium format folding camera will be launched in the UK next month, the brand's UK distributor has confirmed.

The Voigtländer Bessa III medium format folding camera will be launched in the UK next month, the brand’s UK distributor has confirmed.

It will cost around £1,900 (including VAT), according to Robert White, the Dorset-based distributor which has so far placed an order for 20 units.

The Voigtländer Bessa III camera will be equipped with a mechanism for switching between two film formats, 6x7cm and 6x6cm.

The camera will come with an 80mm f/3.5 lens (made from six elements in four groups) and will be powered by a CR2 (3V) lithium battery.

Known in Japan as the GF670 it was developed in conjunction with Cosina.

The company revealed a prototype of the camera at the Photo Marketing Association show in the United States last year.

For details call Robert White on 01202 723046 or visit www.robertwhite.co.uk