I guess it depends on how and what you shoot and what features you value. I had never used a TLR when I bought my Yashicamat but quickly fell in love with it. It doesn't focus very close anyway so at the distances it will focus parallax really isn't much of a problem. I do occasionally wish I could get just a tad closer but usually backing up is not a problem, and I'm one of those folks who have no qualms at all about cropping so if that means my final print comes from a 5x5cm section of negative or whatever, I have no problem with that.
But I hear you in the sense that I wouldn't want a fixed lens TLR as my only camera.
Last edited by Roger Cole; 02-22-2013 at 05:30 PM. Click to view previous post history.