I recently returned an overpriced M6-TTL to a seller (for a host of reasons) and in its place, I bouugh an M6 Classic. The Classic feels great! Rangefinder is spot-on, shutter speeds sound perfect, and its even got the big "M6" on the top plate.
I did notice a couple of things and, with one bad experience behind me, I'm looking to dot-and-cross everything. Please share your insights as I've only a short time left to evaluate the camera before the sale is finalized.
1. Film loading:
I grabbed 2-3 film canisters and threw them into my bag as I headed out of town for a few days. I had trouble getting the leading edge of the film to slide upwards, into the correct position so the lower sprocket catches just right. All three rolls sat in the fridge for quite some time (>6 months) and I'm pretty sure I noticed a slight kink in all the rolls, just at the top (where the leader was protruding from the canister).
This was never a problem with my Nikon FM3a as there are no vertical constraints or tracks. Is the kink in the film the likely culprit? Has anyone else had similar problems?
2. Stains/spots on the shutter curtain (photo attached).
I've no experience with cloth shutters, so my concern is mold or whatever culprits lurk in these water. Is this normal? What causes this sort of thing?
This, second time around I plan on being a much more educated shopper. I'd love to keep this camera as I got it at a good price (or what I think a good price is!). But if there are any doubts at all, I'd rather not take any chances. I don't have the means to buy wrong.
Thanks in advance!