Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/07

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Subject: [Leica] M6 HM focusing improvement
From: "John Doherty S (Treasury)" <>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 10:33:22 -0400

Greater focusing accuracy with fast lenses, is one of the promotional points
stressed by Leica for the new M6 HM.  I am actually leaning towards the M6
HM rather than the regular version M6 for this reason even though I
understand I will have difficulty seeing the 35 mm frame line. This is a
theoreticaI issue for me since  I don't yet own the 75 mm Summilux and have
no personal experience with this focusing difference.  I intend to upgrade
my M3 to an M6 this year specifically because of the desire to use the 75 mm
lens and to have a simpler 35mm arrangement.

Do any of you have strong feelings about the focusing difference between the
two versions of the M6 ?  I noticed in a recent note that Ted Grant
recommended the regular M6 for use with the 35 and 75 Summilux's and the 50
mm Noctilux .  I can't imagine Ted puts up with difficult focusing for the
sake of an easier time seeing the 35 mm frame line and this in turn makes me
wonder if Leica is over emphasizing this focusing improvement.

John D.