Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Dust...
Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 12:55:43 -0500

I bought my M3 in 1966.  No dust has yet crept inside the viewfinder.  I've
never had a problem with dust on either my SL or my SL/2.  I have had a
problem with dust on the three Nikon F's that I've owned and I attributed
this to the soft, removable screens.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Francois Brunelle <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, May 24, 1998 12:17 PM
Subject: [Leica] Dust...

>Hello all,
>I am planning to acquire an M6-0.85x soon.  I am a long time SLR user
>and the dust in the viewfinder is always something that infuriates me.
>This is why I always buy cameras with removable (interchangeable)
>viewfinders...I can then spend hours (?!!?) with the compressed air
>bottle cleaning the specs of dust.
>Tell me, how does this compare to an M6.  Does dust find its way into
>the viewfinder housing?  If so, how do you clean it?  At least I would
>not have to remove any dust particles on any mirror!! That's already a
>Thank you for your response,
>Francois Brunelle
>Ashburn VA