Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/07

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Subject: [Leica] M3 purchase
From: creativevisions at (Michael J Herring)
Date: Thu Apr 7 17:16:32 2005
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Hi Mikiro,

I think I will check all of the cameras out at a dealer in NYC.
I have looked at M2 and M3  bodies in New Jersey and I am impressed.
Over the last 25 years I have used 6x6, 6x7 and 4x5 cameras for 80 %
of my photography.
I also have a Contax RTS II with 25mm, 60mm and 85mm f1.4 Zeiss lenses.
Do you think the latest Leica optics will be noticeably superior to the

----- Original Message -----
From: "MIKIRO" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] M3 purchase

> Mike-
> This you can verify with your own hands. Optimally serviced and
> maintained M3 is peerless in this regard. My hands tell MP has the edge
> over M6/7 but does not rival M3.
> Michael J Herring wrote:
>> Do you think the wind is smoother on the M3 film advance?
>> I remember when I bought my first Canon F1 in 1971. It had the
>> wind mechanism of any SLR at that time.
>> I believe the Popular photography lab examined one and stated -
>> "The gear teeth are made from polished brass".
>> Perhaps this is what they used in the M3?
>> Most Leica owners tell me they prefer the M3 winding mechanism to the
>> M4p thru M7.
>> Thanks,
>> Mike
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