Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/07

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Subject: [Leica] Alternate bodies
From: jls at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Wed Jul 7 17:55:41 2004

I have an M1. It has a viewfinder but no rangefinder. That's even
dumber, as it is just something else to fog up. I have a 25/4 Color
Skopar on it.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Frank
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 4:07 PM
To: Leica-Users-Group
Subject: [Leica] Alternate bodies

Thanks to another LUG member, I now have a MDa camera.  Why did I buy
ultimately dumbed down Leica M body?
The negatives:
It has no VF
It has no RF
It has no meter

The positives:
It has an M bayonet on the front.
It has a accessory finder foot on top.
I has no (wretched) twist knob to rewind the film.
It is probably the least desirable M Camera made, and therefore sells
less than any other M body.

It is just peachy for my 15mm Heliar lens!

Thanks John.

Frank Filippone

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