Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/11/16

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Subject: [Leica] 2nd M-body recommendation
From: sethrosner at (Seth Rosner)
Date: Tue Nov 16 04:28:56 2004
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IMHO, much too bulky and unwieldy, Vick, compared with any other M. And to 
me, the meter mechanism has serious functional limitations.

Much as I love the M3, M2 and M4, I agree with those who plump for the M6. I 
would try for the original "classic" M6, aus Wetzlar gekommen, even if you 
then send it to Leica for a routine CLA. I did just that and got back an M6 
that truly rivalled for smoothness of film advance/shutter cock, my old M4 
and any M3 I have used. Sherry Krauter told me that for some reason, the 
factory shipped M6's slightly "dryer" than earlier M's and that they get 
much better after a CLA, "particularly one of hers!"  ;-)

Seth            LaK 9
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vick Ko" <>
To: "'Leica Users Group'" <>
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 9:44 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] 2nd M-body recommendation

> If you want an internal meter, and don't like the M6 style of meter, let
> me suggest the M5.
> regards
> Vick
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of
> Alex Fan
> Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 9:04 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] 2nd M-body recommendation
> Hi,  I am new to LUG and M.  I have started to use M camera for about 6
> months.  I started with a user M2, a 50mm cron lens and a handheld
> meter. It has been wonderful experiences of using this camera to take
> photos and now 90% of my photos are taken by this camera, my SLR, DSLR
> and digital camera are seating quietly inside dry boxes.  In the past
> couple of months,  I have also bought a 35 cron and 28 Elmarit,  the
> 35'con is now my favorite lens.  I like to use wide lens rather than
> tele lens.
> I am now considering to buy a 2nd body.  However, I am in a dilemma of
> which M body to buy.  Shall it be body with meter (M6 / M6 TTL) or
> another purely mechanical one (M2 / M3 or M4).  MP and M7 is out of my
> range. Logically speaking a M6 or M6 ttl seems to be a good complement
> of a M2 and the VF of M6 seems to be brighter than M2.  However the
> quality of build of M2 seems better than M6.  I gradually get used to
> the way of using camera with no internal meter but it is no harm to have
> additional convenience of a build-in meter.
> Any suggestions to me.
> Thx
> Alex Fan
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