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Subject: [Leica] Is my M6 a 0.85 VF?
From: frank.dernie at (FRANK DERNIE)
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:58:34 +0000 (GMT)
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Don't think it is Peter. IIRC the 0.85 viewfinder models has 0.85 in small 
script in the mirrored strip along the base of the viewfinder window at the 

> From: Peter Cheyne <geordiepete211 at>
>To: lug at 
>Sent: Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 10:43
>Subject: [Leica]  Is my M6 a 0.85 VF?
>I'm selling my M6 on a Japanese auction site, and I advertised it as a 0.85 
>VF. Some asked me if it really is 0.85. I always thought it was, but now 
>have to confirm it.
>It says Ernst Leitz Wetlar GMBH on the top plate (left), has Leica M6 on 
>the front, and the red dot says Leitz. The s/n is 1679384.
>Help appreciated. I'm having to sell camera gear I don't use regularly, 
>because I'm between jobs and will be without salary for two months.
>All the best,
>Peter Cheyne
>P.S. The camera is here, maybe photos of it can help identification:
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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