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Subject: [Leica] MP Viewfinder on M6
From: luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll (Of))
Date: Thu Sep 16 07:01:33 2004

Leica UK?, could you give me the address?

Luis Ripoll

-----Mensaje original-----
[] En nombre
de Beddoe, Neil
Enviado el: jueves, 16 de septiembre de 2004 13:26
Para: 'Leica Users Group'; Leica Users Group
Asunto: [Leica] MP Viewfinder on M6

I got the following quote from Leica UK for my M6 which had a dicky

1: Adjust tension spring and spindles. Adjust shutter speeds, adjust
rangefinder, check all functions:
Labour 49.50.


2: Carry out all the above plus convert mask to MP type:
Labour 92.50
Parts 22.29

I went for option 2 and they turned it around in four days.

All amounts in GBP and do not include VAT at 17.5%.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 12:02 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re LEICA MP VIEWFINDER


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,
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

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,
> >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
> >vulcanite, M6 with meter are more comfortable, and at least I have
> >framelines of the 35mm.  I can not very well understand a "top-notch
> >you mind i.e. a Noctilux?, I'm happy with my actual M-lenses: 35/2,
> >50/2,8, 90/2,8 (Ref. 11825), 135/3,4. Actually I use my Super-Angulon
> >4/21mm (excellent lens!) with the R to M adapter on my M cameras, but
> >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
>one but has a rather limited use. The 90mm f:2 ASPH is another winner
>the 21mm f:2.8 ASPH is another excellent and unsurpassed lens. Owning a
>your money will have a better use on this kind lenses than on a new
>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
>disturbing me too much.

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