Originally Posted by degruyl
How is the film advance on this camera? It looks like a knob on the top where you line up the frame numbers in the window in the back, or is there a ratchet type system?
The Bessa III has really amazing technology. You wind the knob until it stops. Take a picture. Wind the knob again. It's even clever enough to know that you've already taken a picture and won't let you take another until you wind the film on. There's a nifty window on the top to tell you the frame number. And when you come to the end, it keeps on going until all the film is on the take-up spool. I hope Fujifilm have patented all this otherwise every manufacturer will be doing it and digital will die in the bum.