Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/19

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Subject: [Leica] Re: So Smooth
From: "Victor Wek" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 20:23:20

I have the same feeling about my M3. It has smoother mechanical operations 
then my current M6. M6 feels like a truck after using a car – M3. Probably 
40+ years made it’s mark on M3 or M3 was better build. But, the last claim 
is not supported by ‘Popular Photography’ or our Erwin.

>From: Ken Wilcox <>
>Subject: [Leica] Re: So Smooth
>Yes, that is what is in my experience. The 50s - 60s lenses (when >properly 
>maintained) are the smoothest mechanically that I have >encountered. My 
>experience with lenses since then is that they work >fine, generally are 
>optically better, but don't have the great feel of >the older ones.
>Ken Wilcox

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