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

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Subject: [Leica] Alternate bodies
From: leicachris at (Christopher Williams)
Date: Wed Jul 7 21:30:42 2004
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Same reason I use a M1 sometimes, great for the 15mm lens. But, now I'm
loving the Bessa-T. You can buy 3 T's instead of 1 M1 or Mda.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Filippone"
Subject: [Leica] Alternate bodies

> Thanks to another LUG member, I now have a MDa camera.  Why did I buy the
> 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 for
> less than any other M body.
> It is just peachy for my 15mm Heliar lens!
> Thanks John.
> Frank Filippone

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