Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Flare in the Rangefinder
From: Dennis Painter <>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 05:53:58 -0800
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Austin Franklin wrote:

> > >> The problem of flare in the
> > >> rangefinder
> > >> is a solid, *factual* indication of the decline in quality
> > from the M3 to
> > >> the M6.
> > >
> > > Do you mean build quality, material quality...what quality are
> > you referring
> > > to?
> >
> >
> > Well, this to me indicates a design flaw, but I am not
> > well-enough versed in
> > optical materials to determine whether it is a result of cost-cutting in
> > that department as well.  It is, however, unarguably a flaw.
> I agree the rangefinder flare problem IS a design flaw, but the poster
> claimed that there was a "decline in quality", and I wanted to know what
> 'quality' s/he meant.  The M6 may be assembled 'better', materials may be
> 'better', but those have nothing to do with a design flaw, so my point is, a
> design flaw has nothing to do with 'quality', per se, depending on what you
> mean by "quality".

So, it sounds like you are saying this design flaw could be a high quality
design flaw? and you really don't know what the quality level of this design
flaw is.

Is that your point here?


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