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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 HM focusing improvement
From: Shawn London <>
Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 19:31:29 -0500

John Doherty wrote:
> 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.

Erwin Puts calculated the theoretical maximum f/stop at which accurate 
focusing could be possible on the M6 quite a few months ago.  I do not 
have the email saved, but I do remember that at 50mm the normal M6 
rangefinder is accurate enough for an f/.85 lens or something of that 
sort.  At least at 50mm, you are quite within the capabilities of the 
regular M6 with a Noctilux.