Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Bessa-T - let me get this straight...
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 21:14:47 -0500
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There's no reason why you couldn't put your Visoflex on an M6 or other M
camera with a Viewfinder.  Why look for an MD? Aren't they priced for

As Jim stated (or implied), the cameras just get too inconvenient to use
without a viewfinder.

I can appreciate the fact that the Bessa-R will be attractive to collectors
or people who like to tinker with new cameras or who are nostalgic for the
"good old days", but  I think that when all is said and done,  cameras with
builtin viewfinders just make more sense than those without, and are better
suited for picture taking.   And I don't buy the argument that the Bessa-R
will allow people to use Leica lenses but can't afford an M body.  

dan c.

At 05:47 PM 15-03-01 -0800, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>> Perhaps in 2002 there will be the viewfinder version.  The problem is that
>> it will likely be priced that much higher that the price differential
>> between it and the M6 will not be great enough to make it worthwhile.
>> dan c.
>Not trying to be argumentative but my opinion really is the opposite!
>I got a Viso a few months back for one reason and I've had my eye on an
>MD-2 or MD
>or an M1
>which has a viewfinder but no rangefinder.
>Simplified cameras. Blind or near blind.
>The Option of a rangefinder and/or
>I find VERY appealing. Especially of course for the use of wides and
extra-ultra wides.

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