Originally Posted by Double N
I just saw a pre-war IIa for sale somewhere....ebay maybe?
Yeah, for 295 Euro. Geez, I paid 50 Euro for mine. The pre-war 2,8/50 Xenon is actually a five element Xenar. Sharp lens.
I find the Retinas without rangefinder faster to use. I just estimate the distance with my eyes and shoot. I can easily see the whole frame in the Ib finder. The finder in my IB is even larger.
I was thinking about using my IIc (w. Heligon) during Christmas, and use the wide angle lens. But it's cumbersome. First I have to use the rangefinder, turn the camera around and transfer the distance reading to the wide angle scale, then set the distance on the accessory 35 mm finder to adjust for parallax. Then use that finder and shoot.