Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/25

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Subject: [Leica] Leica IIIc
From: scott at (Scott McLoughlin)
Date: Tue Jan 25 08:07:43 2005
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Yes, the CV VFs are super bright!


Daniel Ridings wrote:

>Coincidence ... I picked up a Bessa R2 that was marked down (new, but
>marked down) yesterday and was pleasantly surprized. I had always heard
>the shutter was much louder. I guess that depends on how you define
>"much". Different sound, but I didn't really notice a difference in
>volume. The viewfinder was great. I guess an M6 would be great too. I'm so
>used to looking through old viewfinders (M2/3/4).
>I probably would have boughten it if it had 40mm framelines. I have a 40mm
>Summicron I'd like to get some use out of. My CL is just a shutter.
>Neither the rangefinder or meter works in it.
>On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, B. D. Colen wrote:
>>I, too, will second everything Don wrote. But, despite a IIIc having
>>been not only my first rangefinder, first Leica, and first 'serious'
>>camera, I'd suggest a Bessa for a first rangefinder. As wonderful as the
>>LTMs are in terms of their compactness and silence, you'll get a much
>>better sense of the modern reality of rangefinders, and whether the
>>rangefinder really works for you, with a Bessa body. Then, if you want
>>to go to a IIIc or IIIf, more power to you; my guess is you'll move on
>>to an M2,3 or 6 at somepoint. But I think that that various quirky
>>features of the IIIc - especially the viewfinder - may poison you as far
>>as rangefinders go. And that would be unfortunate.
>>B. D.
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In reply to: Message from bdcolen at (B. D. Colen) ([Leica] Leica IIIc)
Message from daniel.ridings at (Daniel Ridings) ([Leica] Leica IIIc)