Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/05

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Subject: RE: [Leica] M6 back removable??
From: Jem Kime <>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 21:10:26 +0100

The back to the M camera is removeable and always has been. Quite why is 
hard to guess as there's never been any option to replace it with anything 
It might have a service function for when alignment is checked? Like many 
others, we await future developments that may take advantage of this 
intriguing cul-de-sac in the M-Leica.


- -----Original Message-----
From:	Gregoire Vandenschrick []
Sent:	05 September 2000 13:06
Subject:	[Leica] M6 back removable??

Hi all

Thank you first for all the kind answer I had about my story on the digest
and private.

As I inspected my new M6 TTL 0.72 under all angles possible, I noted that
the movable rear back of the camera had the same little screw device as the
one you can see in the axis of the back of the R, meaning this moveable up
back can be removed. I didn't try to remove this for I'm very careful with
this new marvel, and also I noted that behind the axis of the back, a piece
of tissue underlined, surely for the opacity of the device, but I'm not 
this piece is solidaire with the back, and would'nt dirupt it.

What all is this for, only replace the back when it's broken or what, or
maybe we could find one of these days an LCD back, in place of the current
one, kind of digitizing the M?! Or is there a databack in its way at Solms
for the M??

Maybe also this has nothing mysterious, and I'm just a little bit too young
in the M world?

Don't flame me if my observation is a triviality

Thank you,

Gregoire Vandenschrick

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