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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 .56 viewfinder and wide-angle lenses
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 13:28:21 -0400
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On Sun, Jul 01, 2001 at 06:36:44PM +0200, Mxsmanic wrote:
> I understand there is now a 0.56 M6 TTL available.  Does this model allow use of
> 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 might
> just be satisfied with a 28mm lens on my wish list).

I own a 0.56 and love it.  I bought it because I shoot with a 35 and where glasses.  From what I have heard, the viewfinder is VERY close to the 24mm.  So close that one can get away without using an extern viewfinder.


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