Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/23

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Subject: [Leica] Re: "Cranky and awkward" Screw mounts
From: Allan Wafkowski <>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 21:23:52 -0400

You can't go home again.

LTMs may have seemed easy-to-use back then, but 30 years of being 
exposed to really easy-to-use cameras has changed our perceptions. Screw 
mount cameras are torture. Even an updated camera like the Bessa R is a 
pain to put a lens on.


Chandos Michael Brown wrote:
> If you *want* to use an LTM, you'll figure out how to get on with it.  
> I used LTMs exclusively for over twenty years--sold my M3 (stupidly) in 
> College because I had to, and replaced it with the (then) much cheaper 
> IIIfs.  It never occurred to me that the VF was "squinty" or otherwise 
> awkward.  I *had* to live with it.  The diopter adjustment on the IIIf 
> makes it easy to sharpen the rf patch, and I didn't trash my glasses 
> trying to see through the framing window.

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