Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 35 w goggles on M6 (wasM6TTL desirable?)
From: "Boreham" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 06:59:16 +0100

Ed wrote:
> > Just a suggestion...
> >  I have a goggle 35mm Summicron for my M3. When I use this
> >  lens on my M6 or M5, with my glasses on I can see the entire
> >  frame. The bright frame is smaller, but easy to see. Ed

Jay replied:
> lens rather than a 50.  Put that goggle on an M6HM whose full-frame view
> already a 35mm and it will now indicate the coverage of [approximately] a
> lens.  On a "regular" M6, it would show [approx] a 24/21mm view.  This is

Ed is right on this. The 35mm goggle lens pulls up the 50mm framelines in
an M3, M6 or M6HM, and then corrects the field of view to be correct for
35mm. On a regular M6 it gives a high eyepoint and on an M6HM it will be
similar to an M3