Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 improvements?
From: "Joe Stephenson" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 17:55:44 -0700

I've never found using my Leica's vertically a problem, but perhaps it's
because I do things "wrong" and look through the view finder with my left
eye. My right isn't so good, and I've always used the left and tried to
change, but never found it comfortable. Your suggestion of focusing w/ the
camera horizontal and then turn it 90 degrees also seems to work fine.
Otherwise, I don't know.
Good luck,
Joe Stephenson
- -----Original Message-----
From: Iain Dawson <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, September 28, 1998 10:03 PM
Subject: [Leica] M6 improvements?

>     Has anyone any suggestions on how to make an M6 easier to use in
>     'portrait' format? This is one handling area where I find the M6 is
>     not even close to perfect.  If I hold it with the viewfinder at the
>     top I find myself using my thumb to fire the shutter as my wrist is
>     not designed like a Stroboframe.  Holding it with the viewfinder at
>     the bottom and my fist gets in the way of focussing.  The only
>     solution seems to be to focus in 'landscape' format, then turn the
>     camera to shoot. Not very satisfactory.
>     Iain Dawson