I've been trying to figure out this camera for a bit now. This Leica iiif was handed down to me from a family member, and can be traced back to a batch of 15,000 they made in 1950. While not my first experience with an old rangefinder, this one is intoxicating to use. It's size and weight beg it to be taken everywhere, but the difficulty of focusing and speedy use always seem to bite me. I've only ran three rolls of film through. The first, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. 90% of the frames came back out of focus. Not disheartened, I ran another roll though. Unfortunately, I forgot about it for almost three whole years. After finally finishing the roll and getting the negatives back, I could tell the potential this camera had, yet still had some disappointing frames all things considered. This last roll is proving to show me what this camera is capable of. I've released the lust for perfect, sharp frames from a sixty year old camera with a collapsible lens. After all, we embrace film differently from digital for it's brutally honest looks, imperfections and all. So for now, I will cherish this camera for capturing little moments, not perfection.