Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/10/04

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Subject: Re: Beginners M
From: Bert Keuken <>
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 1996 16:56:41 +0200
Organization: Planet Internet
Posted-Date: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 17:59:40 +0200 (MET DST)
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David Morton wrote:
> If one were considering an M series, and couldn't afford an M6, what's
> the next best M series to look for to actually use? M4, M-2, M4-P or
> earlier (don't want an M5)?
> Are there any (other than the MDa) that one should actively avoid?
> What bright line finders are in the various M models?

Bright line frames

M3:	50,90,135
M2:	35,50,90
M1:	35,50 (or 50,135 in militairy model)
M4:	35,50,90,135
M5:	35,50,90,135
M4-2:	35,50,90,135 (28 and 75 added in later models)
M4-P:	28,35,50,75,90,135
M6:	28,35,50,75,90,135
M6J:	35,50,90,135

In my opinion you should aviod all rangefinder-less M models (M1, MD, MDa, MD-2). If 
you can't afford an M6 go for the M4-P (has the same bright line frames) after that I'd 
take an M4-2 (possibility to add 28 and 75 bright line frames, not cheap though).


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