Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/04/12

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Subject: Re: M6 Dilemma
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 17:40:48 -0700

At 07:07 PM 4/12/97 -0600, you wrote:
>At one time I also owned a Contax G1. I loved the small size, being able
to set
>the exposure manually, and the photos those Zeiss lenses took had a
>different quality compared to the Nikkors. But I really didn't need another
>camera system and found the fast Nikkors more useful, so I sold it.
>I talked to the dealer about my plans. He took an FM2 off his shelf and
set it
>next to the M6. He pointed out the bodies were about the same thickness and
>width, that only the pentaprism made the FM2 a little bigger. With fast
>attached, he said, there was no size advantage to the M6.
>Larry Kopitnik


No one can make up YOUR mind for you. You have to evaluate WHY you are
interested in the M6 in the first place. If you didn't like the Zeiss
lenses compared to the Nikkors, you probably won't like the Leica lenses
either. Were you wanting to buy because of size? because of heritage
(German vs Japanese)? or what??? Your message isn't clear and it looks to
me like you like your Nikon system just fine. So what are you asking?