Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M4-P or M6
From: Shel Belinkoff <>
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 06:29:09 -0700
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Thanks John.  

Does anyone know at what point the M4-P adopted the zinc top plate? 
Was that about the same time as the changeover to the M6 type finder?
- -- 
Shel Belinkoff

John Collier wrote:
> The M4-P and the M6 are identical except for the meter and meter
> accoutrements. The M3 weighs 565 gm, the M4-P (zinc composite top plate, the
> earlier brass top plate cameras would be heavier) weighs 545 gm and the M6
> weighs 560 gm. The early M6 has a rangefinder patch that flares if your eye
> is not centred properly. While the early M4-P was much better in this
> regard, I cannot say if the later ones were (they may have adopted the M6
> finder).

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