Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/31

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Street photography
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 12:11:26 -0400

> on 31/7/00 2:08 pm, Dan Post at wrote:
>> Tell, J.D., have you tried a waist level finder, or is it superfluous?
> On the Leica? Is there such a thing? Totally superfluous to me. However I
> really dig the TLR thing. I bought a bashed up Rolleiflex to try it out but
> didn't want to break my stride on Human Traffic. Also the lens turned out to
> be fuzzy, and my flatbed really isn't good enough to scan MF. But I can
> absolutely see using the Rollei as a street camera. I think I will need a
> wide-angle attachment or something. The Rollei is a brilliant thing
> though... a pure box, like the Leica.

Yes. Dr Paul Wolfe used a waist level finder almost exclusively on his
Leicas in the 30's and 40's.