Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/03

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Subject: RE: [Leica] M3 or M6HM for Noctilux
From: "Lee, Ken" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 07:55:20 -0400


I recently traded my DS M3 in on an HM.  I am glad I did.  I like the built
in meter. I like the easier loading...  now I only have to worry about
dropping the base plate, not the take up spool as well.  Even though the
magnification is not quite as great, I like being able to use a 35mm lens
(without eyes) on the HM.  I wear glasses and am a left eye shooter so I
have trouble seeing the full 35mm frame, but for occasional use it is fine.
With the M3, I had trouble seeing the full 50mm frame.

Hope this helps.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	bentua []
> Sent:	Wednesday, September 02, 1998 11:29 PM
> To:
> Subject:	[Leica] M3 or M6HM for Noctilux
> I'm thinking of getting either an M3 or an M6HM to use for my Noctilux.
> Aside from the meter of the M6HM and the lower price of the M3, are
> there any practical differences between the two?  If I could afford the
> M6HM, is there a reason to still prefer the M3?
> Thanks.
> Ben