Originally Posted by Plungefrog
Another one of my IIIS, this time with the 50mm f1.9 Xenon. It does make the camera bigger and heavier but I actually prefer the handling compared to the usual f2.8 Xenar with the focus tab, despite the intrusion in to the viewfinder. Perhaps it's just me...
I completely agree on the little focusing tab, it's even more dificult with the lens hood attached to the camera. I understand some of the later xenar lenses have a knurled ring in adition to the little tab so I'm sure Kodak came to the same conclusion as well.
my IIIS fitted with the xenar lens, I've also got a 50mm xenon and recently picked up a tele-arton (it's so Tiny!) and a tele-xenar. I'd love to find a 35 someday too.