Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Are screw Leicas usable?
From: Henning Wulff <>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 19:05:35 -0700
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At 5:41 PM -0700 5/22/02, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>John Collier wrote:
>>  I have always heard about how lovely the IIIg is and had a chance to try
>>  one several weeks back. All I can say is...get an M camera...really!
>>  John Collier
>How come?

The IIIg loads like any other screw mount camera (slow) has a wind 
knob (slow) has a separate focus window (slow) and has a -ta da- 
screw mount for the lenses (slow). Also, the finder, while better 
than that of the cameras that came before, is still squinty and small 
in comparison.

I used a IIIg and other screw mount cameras for many years, before I 
had the means to upgrade. They take pictures; often even fine 
pictures, but they are slow. Sometimes their small size doesn't 
compensate enough for them being slow. Sometimes the picture doesn't 
wait. An M6 or M7 is a much quicker camera in practice, and you can 
see better what you are doing.

On the other hand, a IIIg with collapsible Summicron is lovely to fondle.

Take your pick.

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