Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 Focusing & Lens Element
From: "Eric Welch" <>
Date: Wed, 13 May 98 21:54:02 Set the time zone in the Time preference utility

>Is it true that the focusing methodology of the M6 renders a sharper 
image on
>film because the rangefinder affords a more accurate way to focus?  

From about 75mm down, yes. (Maybe a bit shorter). From 90mm and longer, an 
SLR can focus more accurately in most situations. 

>is the rear lens element (of an M lens) when mounted on an M6, closer to 
>film plane than, let's say, an R8, and does this do anything for 
>contrast, color saturation, overall picture quality, etc.?

No. That used to be true,  but with modern designs, it doesn't make that 
much difference. And some new R lenses prove that.

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO