Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 0.75 v. M6 0.85
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 08:59:01 -0400

I always thought that the 28mm frame lines in the regular M6 were difficult
to see (more difficult than the 35 frames in the HM), so if you were
planning on doing a lot of 28mm photography, you may be tempted by an
external finder, in which case you may as well get the HM version.

I do find that the HM is much easier to focus compared with my regular M6.
And the HM has totally revitalized 90mm photography, IMHO.

Dan C.

At 01:32 PM 08-08-98 +0100, JH wrote:
>I am considering returning after 10 years to Leica rangefinders.  I have
>read the literature on the differences between the above.  Can anyone
>kindly comment on their experience of the  advantages of the larger
>viewfinder of the 0.85 version?   It sounds exciting, but entails not
>having the 28mm frame, which might be important  - I do not know whether I
>may eventually buy a 28mm lens.  In short, does the larger viewfinder
>adequately compensate for the loss of versatility?