Originally Posted by Jamie123
He might've been replying to my original post.
Ah, well, I'm not sure if he owns one, but I think you hit some of the camera's shortcomings right on the head. I do not think you are being too fussy at all.
For me, the things you mention do not bother me. Specifically.. I don't shoot portraits with it. I've adjusted to the rangefinder issues, and don't care if if crop slightly in post since I have a hybrid workflow. I always stop way down on this camera for the type of photography I do with it. I find that the contrasty-ness of the lens is one of its advantages for the type of subjects I shoot with it.
It seems to be though, that you should going the Hassy way. I think you owned one before as I recall. They have that smoother, less contrasty look than the Fuji and Mamiya lenses do, IMHO.
So why am I personally thinking of selling then? Well, I just want some money back after buying my (too expensive) Rollei and I really don't need to have more than one MF camera at a time. I shoot 8x10 a lot and what I do with the Bessa III and that camera often overlap in style. I'm planning on shooting the Rollei wide open a lot and using a close-up Rolleinar lens frequently, two things that the Bessa III is not equipped for.