Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/14

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Early M6 query
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 16:42:07 -0400
References: <200106141502.LAA05215@rideau.YP.nobel>

The plastic ones tend to break. Mine did.

Ken Wilcox

At 11:53 -0400 6/14/1, a fine scholar, Andrew Moore wrote:

>> I've got a lead on a clean M6 from about 85 and 86 that I've been told is
>> a Weztlar one.  My chief Leica guru has told me to look for an early M6
>> before the plastic film counter dial, but not so early that it lacks the
>> blinking lights.
>My reply is a little off your topic (which means it should be a post well
>suited for the LUG): I've never been a big fan of the trend from metal to
>plastic in many products, but how bad can a plastic film counter dial
>really be?  It'll probably last longer than we will and I doubt there's
>much evidence to say that it's really better than a metal one which is
>what I infer from the guru's recommendation.  A plastic wind lever or lens
>mount would be another matter...!
>Just food for thought, not for an argument :)

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