Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Bayonet vs. screw
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:42:20 -0500
References: <003601c0adef$2ba20000$0200a8c0@computer>

Ah! A voice of reason, and one with the perfect outlook on life! True, true!
As a contemplative photographer, I do like the LTMs- a well oiled IIIf is
one of the quietest, and most comfortable cameras to use- and when I had the
opportunity to be at a rally where GW was appearing, I really appreciated
the M6's bayonet mount (though I did carry the old iron along, too!)
I have a friend who loves to photograph birds, bug butts and other forms of
wildlife, and he thinks the sun rises and sets on his R8- and from the
results he shows us.... I have to agree! Our cups are indeed runningeth
over!! :o)
To make it even sweeter, you are in London, and I hear that is a marvelous
place for any camera!!
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "BT" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 3:00 AM
Subject: [Leica] Bayonet vs. screw

> Bayonet-mount lenses have a speed advantage over screw mount when changing
> lenses in the field.
> As a former news photographer who started with screw-mount SLRs (in my
> teens), the speed advantage from a bayonet mount could easily mean getting
> shot that would otherwise have been lost. This was despite using multiple
> bodies.
> Since Leica (and others) aimed their products at photojournalists
> (historically) the bayonet made sense.
> I actually think the current situation is wonderful. There are current
> cameras which allow the use of early screw-mount lenses (with an
> adapter), and there are new high-tech screw and bayonet-mount mounts
> Our cups runneth over!
> Steve Patriquen
> London

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