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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] For Sale Bessa-T Viewfinder Solution
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 15:17:05 -0500
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Tom Schofield wrote:
> You can sell it in a package with the Bessa-T, winder, six lenses and 6
> finders, and label it the Bessa-RG,  for the Rube Goldberg edition!
> Tom
> Sorry again!

Doesn't anyone realize that you could make all these same jokes at the
expense of people who can only afford to buy old Leica screw mount
bodies, or those who own modern equipment but also enjoy shooting with
the old equipment. The only difference here is that the people who end
up with the new Bessa will have a top shutter speed of 1/2000, flash
sync at 1/125th - higher speed of course than a Leica M, to say nothing
of the majority of screw mounts, which lack sync entirely - etc. etc.

Nobody is saying anyone has to buy these cameras. I doubt seriously that
I ever will. But this nonsense about complaining about the
rangefinder/viewfinder arrangement, and jokes about needing four hands,
etc. etc. - Why not put the energy into changing shutter speeds on the
old LTMs with their 'fast speeds on the top,low speeds on the front'
arragement, while you squint through the little split
viewfinder/rangefinder window, struggle to load the camera with its
archaic loading system, twist the winding nob to advance the film, and
wonder when your vulcanite is going to finally fall off?

B. D.

In reply to: Message from (Re: [Leica] Bessa-T - at last! (Long))
Message from Jim Brick <> ([Leica] Bessa-T - let me get this straight...)
Message from Stephen Gandy <> (Re: [Leica] Bessa-T - let me get this straight...)
Message from Mikiro Mori <> (Re: [Leica] Bessa-T - let me get this straight...)
Message from "Joe Codispoti" <> ([Leica] For Sale Bessa-T Viewfinder Solution)
Message from "Tom Schofield" <> (Re: [Leica] For Sale Bessa-T Viewfinder Solution)