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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Bessa T Conspiracy
From: Jeff Moore <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 14:28:59 -0500
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2001-03-16-12:40:52 Marc James Small:
> But Tom Abrahamson has obtained a favourable position within the LHSA
> which he uses to flog Cosina products. And, as the song says, "this
> ain't right".

I guess it isn't obvious to me that TA is speaking from an
LHSA-supplied podium when he "flogs" Cosina products.  At least not in
the context of LUG posts.  Or are you referring to a Viewfinder
article, or some presentation which happened at an LHSA meeting?

At any rate, I'm always glad to hear of the things Cosina have been
coming up with, and sometimes I even buy them -- when they fill a
niche Leica have left empty.  For example, with this Bessa-T: initial
hints made me hope it was an M-mount rangefinder whose finder included
framelines for 24mm.  I love my Leica 24mm lens, remain disappointed
that the M6-0.58 doesn't address it, and would have snapped up a Bessa
body had it been that camera I desire.  As it is, I may still decide
that the Bessa-T is a better home for a 24/2.8 ASPH than an M6-0.72

At any rate, it's really great to see a company churning out all the
cool weird stuff Cosina are, and to my eye this collection of odd yet
competent bits of hardware which screw and slide and click together in
kludgy yet fun and useful ways seems more in the spirit of the wacky
Leica of old than the leica of today can muster.

Fun.  Is there really something wrong with fun?

I do wish they weren't calling themselves Voigtlaender, though.

In reply to: Message from "Steve LeHuray" <> (Re: [Leica] Bessa T)
Message from John Collier <> (Re: [Leica] Bessa T Conspiracy)
Message from Marc James Small <> (Re: [Leica] Bessa T Conspiracy)