Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Bessa-L
From: "Jacques Bilinski" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 16:37:23 -0800

 it may preclude using existing
+AD4-Leica Thread Mount lenses unless they come up with a rangefinder. Reading
+AD4-the numbers in between the Kanji, I did get the impression that the mount
+AD4-film plane distance is the same.
+AD4-Those wide angle lenses shown look like they can be zone focused for just
+AD4-about anything you'd want to shoot, as well+ACE-

The body appears to be a Nikon FM10 minus the mirror and prism, which I
believe is made by Cossina. Using an off the shelf design like that is a
good way to keep costs way down. It'l be interesting to see how those lenses