Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/16

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From: rangefinder at (Didier Ludwig)
Date: Thu Sep 16 04:02:50 2004
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Why don't you get a MP viewfinder for your M6 and spend the rest of the 
money for new lenses? Leica's offering to put the MP7 vf in all M6, M6-TTL 
and early M7 cameras (AFAIK the newer M7 have the MP vf anyway). On the 
message board of I've read this costs less than 300 Euro.

For a 21mm lens, as a good alternative there's the Voigtlander 4.0/21mm.


> >Thanks for your opinion. In fact I've never had flare with the M3, the 
> >first
> >thing I was surprised with the M6 was the flare. My M3 works well, but it
> >would be better do a restoring of the viewfinder (I think it's dieing) and
> >vulcanite, M6 with meter are more comfortable, and at least I have the
> >framelines of the 35mm.  I can not very well understand a "top-notch 
> >lens",
> >you mind i.e. a Noctilux?, I'm happy with my actual M-lenses: 35/2, 50/2,
> >50/2,8, 90/2,8 (Ref. 11825), 135/3,4. Actually I use my Super-Angulon R
> >4/21mm (excellent lens!) with the R to M adapter on my M cameras, but is 
> >to
> >big and maybe I'll buy a second hand Elmarit 21 mm/2,8.
> >Luis
>The 28mm f:2 ASPH is one.A true marvel. Of course the Noctilux is another
>one but has a rather limited use. The 90mm f:2 ASPH is another winner and
>the 21mm f:2.8 ASPH is another excellent and unsurpassed lens. Owning a M6
>your money will have a better use on this kind lenses than on a new body who
>does not really add too much to the old one. Just my opinion.
>PS I have preferred to buy a M7 to the MP, keeping my M6, as flare was not
>disturbing me too much.

In reply to: Message from fmaturana at (Félix López de Maturana) ([Leica] Re LEICA MP VIEWFINDER & Other points of vue (Luis Ripoll))