Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/22

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Subject: Re: 2nd M body
From: Tony Chang <>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 10:42:18 +0800

At 06:58 PM 11/22/97 +0800, you wrote:
>> Can anyone here care to comment on what would be
>> a good 2nd body for the M6 other than an M6 ?
>> ...
>> Ferdinand
>I use M6 and I just ordered my 2nd M body: the M3.
>The reason:
>(1) There are only two kinds of cameras--Leica and the others.
>    There are only two kinds of Leicas--M3 and the others.
>(2) M3 is better than other M's for 50mm to 135mm lenses,
>    because of M3's larger viewing frame.
>Don't take reason (1) too serious --I saw it on some book.
>Actually, I couldn't decide between M2 and M3.  I chose M3
>mostly because the store I ordered didn't have a good-looking
>M2 that was made in the year I was born :-)

M3 is also my 2nd body.  Holding a M3 feels like holding a big chunk of
steel.  M6 has too much plastic in it.  The good thing about M6 is its
meter.  In a situation where light does not change much I would always use
M3 than M6.