Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/06/02

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Subject: [Leica] Leica IIIg
From: msmall at (Marc James Small)
Date: Fri Jun 2 00:58:11 2006
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While I cheefully will note that the Contax II is a superior product in
every regard, I still do love those LTM cameas. A IIIc was my forst :Lecia
and I still regard this as my camera of choice   I also own a Leica IIIf
rdst and a IIIg, but, agan, the camera I take for photography is the IIIc.

I have no problems with that "squinty" VF.  I rather like the IIIc's VF and
RF.  In use, the IIIg's VF and RF are essentially those of the IIIf with
some ratrher pathetic efforts at including frame lines.  (Yes, there were
arguments within Leitz about this and egos got busted -- I wuz gonna write
a book but mayhaps I should just send what I have written to VIEWFINDER.)

My take would be to sell the IIIf, get a IIIc and go from there.  An APDOO
is a matter of dollars and a Geiss Kontakt is the same, 
especially in this era when no one recalls its use.

Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!

Replies: Reply from langeratcarleton at (Mark Langer) ([Leica] Leica IIIg)
In reply to: Message from don.dory at (Don Dory) ([Leica] Leica IIIg)
Message from jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith) ([Leica] Leica IIIg)
Message from kennybod at (Kenneth Frazier) ([Leica] Leica IIIg)