Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/07/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 .56 viewfinder and wide-angle lenses
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2001 12:53:14 -0500

> I understand there is now a 0.56 M6 TTL available.  Does this model allow use
> focal lengths below 28mm without an external viewfinder (i.e., with built-in
> frame lines), or is the external finder still required for very wide-angle
> lenses?  Since I like wide-angle shots with my rangefinder I'm thinking of
> putting the 0.56 on my long-term wish list, but I'm curious as to whether it
> eliminates the need for an external finder.  I'm not sure that I want to go to
> the trouble of an external finder if that is still necessary (if it is, I
> just be satisfied with a 28mm lens on my wish list).

I do not think the 0.58 has 24mm frames, but has easier to see 28mm frame.
Personally I think the magnification of the 0.58 is way to small for me and
several people I have heard are selling theirs. If I was using a 21 or 24
the external finder would not bother me at all.