Plaubel Makina III 190mm by Nokton48, on Flickr ^^^ Been out using the new Makina III, shown here with the 19cm telephoto f4.8 Anticomar. Interesting how it works, you focus as you would with the standard 100mm, then transfer the distance setting to the 190mm lens helical, not changing anything from your initial focus. It works perfectly and the ground glass back confirms perfect sharpness. Focusing this lens would be impossible without the Makina rangefinder mechanism, it goes way in and out as you turn the helical (it is very touchy). Quirky and strange but fast and sure and wonderful to use. Shown huddled around the Makina III are some of my many many boxes of 6x9cm cut film. Been testing the 100mm F4.8 Anticomar too. The beautiful fall weather is coming, looking forward to getting out and using these babies. This camera is so much fun to use, now that I am used to it's unique shooting requirements. I also understand how Roger could become frustrated using it, there is a definite learning curve and many issues to overcome. Rolls of film back in the forties and fifties and sixties were not made to the same specs as the modern stuff we use now, but there are ways to compensate. I enjoy working through and working out the problems. No wonder the Makinas were the favorites of the elite photo press and the rich and famous!