Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 user/collectible!
From: "Thomas Wyse" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 13:46:45 -0600

>I wrote:
>> Out of the +/- 130.000 M6 made between 1984 and 1998,
>> I think that less than 7.000 were made specially for collectors.
>Now, on the other hand, I think that almost all the users
>of a M camera will agree that there is a special pleasure
>to use it. More than with any other camera.
>And that once you start it's not so easy to stay with only one.
>Even if M users are not collecting them for display purpose,
>they are sometimes buying more than they really need.
>(not always a second new M6, but often a M3, M2 etc...)
>Maybe also, because some other fellow M users have a
>to proselytize....
>(Me ? noooo...)
>More seriously, IMO the M6 is not a collectible camera in essence.
>For me it's the perfect tool for a big percentage of my photographs.
>I can think of a lot of pictures that I made only because I
>had one
>in my bag together with my big AF reflex with huge f/2,8 zoom,
>or on other days, alone under my jacket.

    What do you and others think of the future of the M6Hm (non ttl) as
there were
only 3030 or 3040 of them made ?  I have, what I am told, is a
serial number.