Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/02/23[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
>fellow LUG-nuts: > >If Leica were to update the design of the M6, what sorts of things would you >suggest? Conceding the many features that are great about it, you must have >some ideas for improvements---unless it has you broken in so completely that >you cannot imagine doing anything differently. I'll start the ball rolling >with my own (no particular order): > >1) Redesign the rewind crank, which is too small and slow. I used to have an >Alpa, which had an ingenious extending handle, increasing the effective >leverage you could get on the mechanism, and making it much quicker than the >Leica. > >2) Make it possible to use the light meter without first advancing the film. >Sometimes after metering, you decide a shot is just not worth it, and are left >with the film tensioned. > >3) Make the viewfinder a bit more friendly for people with eyeglasses. The >assumed pupil-point is too far forward. Yes, there are diopter adjustment >lenses, but, first of all, these are not available in all strengths, second, >popping your glasses up and down to use the camera can be a pain, and third, >what if you want to hand your camera to a friend to take a shot? > >4) This suggestion's maybe a bit more difficult: give some information in the >viewfinder about what the area being metered is. This could take the form of >dotted circles or something superimposed along with the bright lines. 5) Make it possible to use half speed stops, higher syncho-speed and higher shutter speed than 1/1000 My 2 cents. Regards.