Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/09/08

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From: Bernard Delgado <>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 00:32:59 -0500

>Date: Wed, 08 Sep 1999 18:35:30 -0500
>From: Bud Cook <>
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Questions concerning RF framelines?
>Boy do I want to hear the answer to this one.  I hate frames w/o corners and
>that's why I'm sticking to the M3.
> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>>       This may have been fully discussed in some previous thread. If so, I
>> apologize.
>> 1) How did the tradition of incomplete rangefinder framelines get started
>>     --whereby the entire field of view is not completely bound?
>>     And what was/is the reason or rationale for that?
>> 2) I suppose the new Konica 60F1.2 is set to trigger the 50 or 75 frameline
>>     of the M6. If one preferred this view, could a M be modified to display
>>     a 60mm field of view?
>> 3) If one preferred to have a frameline completely bound, is there a skilled
>>     photo repair shop that can do this? Has anyone ever had this done?
>> Thanks.
>> Alex
Come to think of it THATS why I didnt care for the M6J viewfinder.
I like the Big thick 50mm frame of the M3.
Personally, I'd rather see the reverse of the M6's frames. Keeping the
Corners & losing other parts of the frames as in the M3.
I  believe a repairperson told me that it cant be done on the current
Yeah, I really had a hard time w/ the M6 til I gave in & got a 35mm lens. I
really dont like the 50 on the M6 at all.
I shoot the M3 w/ a Collapsible summicron and I keep a canon25/3.5 when I
want to go wide. I figure an accessory viewfinder works the same on an M3
or M6.
- -BMD