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Old 12-06-2018   #17
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Originally Posted by Peter Jennings View Post
Whichever camera you choose, pair it with a good external finder like the ones from Leitz or Voigtlander. They make framing easy and pleasurable.
I second this. An external finder makes things a lot better with a Barnack. Aside from the obvious benefit of having a much better finder, it also lowers the camera so it doesn't hide your face, which I think is less disturbing for the people passing by.

Secondly: It is an RFF tradition to suggest an entirely different camera than the one being asked about. So: how about a Minolta CLE with 40mm or 28mm Rokkor? You will get auto-exposure--off the film, no less--and a better viewfinder! And a 40 or a 28 is better than a 50 for street work. Of course, it's not a Leica . . .
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