Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/05/08

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Subject: Re: Passport vs. Leica hits the sand
From: Charles E. Dunlap <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 96 12:17:56 -0700

>We have to remember that the M6-J is a major technial improvement in the M
>series. It's just too bad it's a collector. Rumors will no doubt persist for
>years, until Leica finally breaks down and builds one for the rest of us,
>that it's going to be a production camera some day. (We can hope, can't we?)

I would really like to see an M6-J viewfinder option for new M6s. It 
shouldn't cost any more than the current finder and would really help 
with the 90mm (and 135mm) focal lengths. If you don't use a 28mm then it 
would be a great choice.

What other technical improvements are in the M6-J that aren't in the 
current M6? I like the engraving on the top rather than the front, but 
that wouldn't count as a real engineering advance.


Charles E. Dunlap
Earth Sciences Dept.
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064