Hassy's Lunar gets real

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Re: Hassy's Lunar gets real
In reply to Dheorl, May 24, 2013

It was indeed the standard, as was Nikon, the rule being that you used Nikon for telephoto stuff and Leicas for normal and wideangle, where rangefinder focusing can be an advantage (which is rapidly lost once you get past 50mm -- I once had a 200mm Komura rangefinder lens with accessory finder for Leica M mount, and trying to focus is with a four-inch-base rangefinder was a joke), because they were good and because they were sturdy (though you can knock the vertical alignment of a Leica rangefinder out of whack with a harsh look).

Likewise, Hasselblad was a workhorse. I remember the ads from the 1960s. The headline was "The System. Not to be confused with a camera." And the ads would be in magazines that also sold things like Questar telescopes which, too, were gotten because they were good, not because they were expensive (which they were).

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