Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/16[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
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. 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.