Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/02

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Subject: [Leica] M6TTL desirable/lefteyedness
From: Mikael von Numers <>
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 1998 15:29:13 -0700

Lee, Ken wrote:

I found it difficult to see the full 50mm frame in the M3 finder.  I
> the M3 in on an M6HM and I love it.  The 50mm framelines are easy for me to
> see and in a pinch I can use a 35. It just means I have to look around a bit
> to see everything.  I don't know how common my "problem" is maybe it is made
> worse because I am left eyed.
> Ken

My name is Mikael, a professional biologist from Finlad. I have
been a lurker on the LUG for about one year. I am an M3 user, but
for shooting during fieldwork I use the Japanese Leicas, which are in
my opinion the Olympus OM3/OM4. I am righteyed and wear eyeglasses.
When I use the SLR:s I always fockus with my right eye. But with the M3
I use the left eye. In my opinion it is very difficult to focus, hold
camera steady and avoid scratches on the eyeglasses when fockusing with
the right eye. It is much easier to hold the camera steady when using
the left eye, 
especially if you have a Leicameter MR on top of the M3. You can quite
lean the Leicameter against your forehead, which increases steadiness
Do any of you LUGers have similar experiences or any comments on my
shooting habits.

best regards,