Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/08/26

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: M6 vs M3/M4-2: viewfinder brightness
From: "Greg.Chappell" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 09:02:58 -0500

The M6 is a very nice finder. I have an M4 that, after a CLA has a
viewfinder close enough to the M6 to be called identical. The rangefinder
image on the M4 seems to me to be a little stronger, especially in back-lit
situations. I wear glasses though, so the M6 is nicer because of the rubber
strip around the eyepiece. I WILL be investing in one of those for the M4.

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From: wilcox []
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 1999 8:29 AM
To: leica-users
Subject: [Leica] Re: M6 vs M3/M4-2: viewfinder brightness

In my experience with a limited number of Ms the M6 finder is a little more
contrasty looking than an M2 3 or four. Brightness is about the same. This
does not seem to matter in use. The M6 finder is also more prone to flare.
This does make a difference in use.

Ken Wilcox

At 11:46 PM 8/25/99 -0400, you wrote:
>I'm new to Leica's so bear with me.
>I was in Tamarkin in NYC today looking at an M3 vs M4-2 vs M6, and I was 
>struck by the vast difference in clarity between the models.  (The M3 was a

>104xxxx, if I remember right.)
>The new M6 was crystal clear, almost like you were looking into thin 
>air.  Both the M4-2 and the M3 were somewhat less clear with lower 
>contrast, with the M3 being the worst.  Could these viewfinders be cleaned 
>to be as bright as the M6?
>Skip Williams
>Westfield, NJ
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Ken Wilcox					Carolyn's Personal Touch