M3 RF PATCH A LITTLE HIGH, or LOW...
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I have a 1961 Leica M3 SS. I had it serviced about a year and half ago by a very reputable Leica repair tech. It was my first Leica "M". Since then I have aquired a M2, M4 & 2 M6's. I never noticed it before, but I noticed the centre RF patch for focus is either a little high, or a little low; meaning... That if I focus on letters they seem to be a bit high, or low depending on how you look at it.
I checked the RF patches on my other M's & they all look fine. I even used different lenses from different eras, (all Leitz, or Leica), & they all look the same on the M3, high, or low in the RF patch. Is this common? It was serviced a year and a half ago & I rotate all my cameras per your advise & treat all of them with kit gloves including the M3. I have never dropped any of them or banged them. Why is this? It isn't even the M I use most! However, still one of my favs.
I appreciate your time & expertise in this matter.