Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] RE: M6TTL vs "Classic" question
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 14:30:30 EST

In a message dated 1/15/02 12:10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> I agree that a well maintained M camera should be fine. However, I do feel
>  that there are very few well maintained M cameras out there what with
>  everyone's fascination with original "L" seals and other never been touched
>  by impure hands nonsense. I must disagree with doing any important work 
>  only one camera. M cameras do break down, accidents happen and theft is
>  always a possibility as well. One of the beauties of an M system is that an
>  extra body or two really takes up hardly any more space and adds little
>  weight as well.

Hello John:

We too are in complete agreement. To me an "L" seal automatically means that 
an M-anything older than say six to eight years needs a checkup. It might be 
a routine CLA or it might mean major surgery depending on its usage. I 
haven't taken a major trip in 30 years without at least two M bodies. What I 
meant was that if I were to take one body anywhere I would be just as 
comfortable taking my M4 as taking my M6.
Thanks for the qualification.

Seth                LaK 9
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