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I wrote: >> - Cover the RF window with your finger (Are you sure you covered the right >> window: the one with the vertical bevels? This usually does the trick.) And Dan responded: >The middle window with the vertical bevels is actually the _framelines_ >window (the rangefinder window is the smallest one to the far left when >facing the camera). You're right, of course! It is the frameline window I meant and *not* the (tiny) RF window. And as for Ted's question: >I wonder if it's a thing from later made Leica's, or is it something right >from the earliest models. Anyone out there with the opportunity to check >some of the older versions with those of today for a similar viewfinder >flare? Ted, if you mean "the earliest model's of the M6," I believe that is the case; at any rate, RF patch flare from what I understand, resulted from changes made to the M6 rangefinder (don't remember which changes). It does not affect previous M models. Nor can it be "repaired," according to Leica. Guy P.S. Another annoying, intermittent frameline problem with the M6 is the disappearing right-hand frameline for the 90 mm lens.