Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/28

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Suggestion for Second body
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 11:25:22 -0700
References: <000d01bfc720$f4dbf540$c73ffea9@ELNred735i>

I personally, and from years of experience (like Ted), I think that your
second body should handle exactly like the first. If your first is non TTL,
then the second should be the same. You should not have to think "which
body is this?" and make adjustments because you will be fumbling part of
the time. Getting a .72 I would think is OK because your 35/50/75 all work
on both. The .72 is much easier to use with WA lenses.

When I bought a second body, I bought an exact duplicate of the first (both
are .72 Classic) but the second was chrome, the first black. I use B&W in
the chrome body and color in the black body. So when I reach for a camera,
I can grab the correct camera without thinking or finding some other
indication of which camera has which film. I also have 24/35/50/75 lenses.
The 24 is completely useable without using the less than optimum 24mm aux
finder. I really like this about the .72 M6.



At 11:39 AM 5/28/00 +0700, Jerry S. Justianto wrote:
>I plan to purchase a second body, my kit right now is
>M6HM, 35 cron ASPH, Noct, 75 Lux. SF20
>I am thinking of purchasing one of the following
>M6 TTL (.72 magnification)
>Bessa RF
>I think I will prefer lower magnification since my first M6 already have .85
>I am really tempted to buy the Hexar, but I don't like the battery size,
>since its battery is very expensive in Indonesia.
>Jerry S. Justianto

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