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That's not really fair. The thread was created before the M8 existed. And then moved into the film camera forum later.
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Old 12-07-2015   #7482
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No MP Hammertone owners here? To me, that's the most beautiful finish ever made.
You went thru every single post?
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Old 12-08-2015   #7483
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Old 12-08-2015   #7484
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Leica M6
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Old 12-08-2015   #7485
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Nice, I like to see an M6 here now and then!
I just bought another early M6, the pull is strong! I like my M2 and M4 but I do miss a meter and I think out of all M's the M6 is the best all rounder. It came with a ZM 50 planar to match up with my biogon C 35 so I'm looking forward to seeing some results.
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You should try the M6TTL... The bigger shutter speed dial make all the difference.

IMO the best all round M camera.

The M7 is great but the electronic shutter timing may be a long term Achilles heal.
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Old 12-09-2015   #7487
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Crazy night in Bangkok , I lost that little rubber plug on my M6ttl (under the film advance lever) and then somehow I ended up with 2 Leica SL's..... I guess you win some and lose some.

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Since 7 years in use.
Very pretty! This is my user 50mm as well, love the lens but I sometimes wished, Leica would have gone the whole distance and removed the useless lens hood along the way as well (nice to have but most of the time it's just sitting there and doing nothing).

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Bought a brand new Leica M-E for $3300, love it!
When the M-E was out new I didn't like the battleship grey color but the more I see these, the more I like it. I finally get how it can be a really nice looking M.

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Mine isn't quite that impressive yet... I'm writing a thesis next year, so hopefully it'll get there
A thesis will work nicely on that patina ;-)
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Wow. What a thread, it took me about 6 months to get to the end!
So many wonderful M's - so much drool!

Here is my humble addition - unfortunately the lens + finder are an xmas present so they go under the tree until xmas. I did sneak in a few "test" shots though.

M6 + 21 SA.

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Wow. What a thread, it took me about 6 months to get to the end!
So many wonderful M's - so much drool!

Here is my humble addition - unfortunately the lens + finder are an xmas present so they go under the tree until xmas. I did sneak in a few "test" shots though.

M6 + 21 SA.

A wicked combo. with a Chromed out 6 no less.
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A wicked combo. with a Chromed out 6 no less.
nice. you know you can turn those rewind knobs with your fingers, not just your teeth ?

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nice. you know you can turn those rewind knobs with your fingers, not just your teeth ?

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Thanks for the tip!
Does the shutter speed work with fingers too?

It's bumped into a few things over the years. I suspect at least once with some force as the shaft is a bit bent. Makes it a bit tricky to use sometimes, hence the teeth.
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You should try the M6TTL... The bigger shutter speed dial make all the difference.

IMO the best all round M camera.

The M7 is great but the electronic shutter timing may be a long term Achilles heal.
Peter,
my first M Leica was an M6ttl. I bought it very soon after joining here in 2006. I shot my Himalaya set from my photo site with that camera and an aspheric 35mm Summicron. Previous to this I'd been using R4's and R8 slr's. I don't really have a preferance anymore, it just seems like more M6's came my way rather than ttl's
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Wow. What a thread, it took me about 6 months to get to the end!
So many wonderful M's - so much drool!

Here is my humble addition - unfortunately the lens + finder are an xmas present so they go under the tree until xmas. I did sneak in a few "test" shots though.

M6 + 21 SA.

Best looking M6 i've seen.
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It's bumped into a few things over the years. I suspect at least once with some force as the shaft is a bit bent. Makes it a bit tricky to use sometimes, hence the teeth.
heh, that bent rewind shaft could be making your film advance a little tough. should be an easy enough DIY to straighten it out.

enjoy !

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That 21mm + finder is a fantastic Xmas present for sure Michael!
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Old 12-10-2015   #7496
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Old 12-10-2015   #7498
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It's bumped into a few things over the years. I suspect at least once with some force as the shaft is a bit bent. Makes it a bit tricky to use sometimes, hence the teeth.

maybe if you had a strap?
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Old 12-10-2015   #7499
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That beat-up M6 is a beauty!
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Jeez,

I want another M3 so bad...

I miss the smaller, lighter feel of a film M that my M8 just doesn't accommodate.

But then again... I do not miss loading rolls onto spools for developing...
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For some reason my browser closes every time o try to add a link or photo...

But here's a link to my M8 on Instagram.

https://instagram.com/p/-uX-iHr8ZN/
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For some reason my browser closes every time o try to add a link or photo...

But here's a link to my M8 on Instagram.

https://instagram.com/p/-uX-iHr8ZN/
The new leather looks great! I do dig a stealthed-out black chrome Leica.
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That 21mm + finder is a fantastic Xmas present for sure Michael!
It is mostly from me to me, but my folks chipped in. I had to sell my 50v3 cron to fund it - but I didn't really get along with it.

The waiting is killing me!!!!!!!!!
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That beat-up M6 is a beauty!
I like it - but at first I didn't realise how much attention it would get. It's actually not beat-up, it's just been used a lot. There are no dents or deep gauges, just buttery smooth enjoyment (rewind excluded). More close ups from a thread I started a while back http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=146044
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I like it - but at first I didn't realise how much attention it would get. It's actually not beat-up, it's just been used a lot. There are no dents or deep gauges, just buttery smooth enjoyment (rewind excluded). More close ups from a thread I started a while back http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=146044
Surprised that thread didn't catch on harder! I like it.
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Better go walk your pooch! I've got 3 dogs at home, and the word "walk" is forbidden in small talk... It evokes a rather ecstatic response from the peanut gallery.

Good lookin rig!
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u huh !
we say 'W' but it's the body language and the keys, boots, jackets, leicas etc that really give it away.

i'm just trying out the MR4 for it's first roll.
it's consistent so far, but consistently two stops out ... eg: i set the ASA dial to 100 and i get good results for 400 ASA.

i'll get inside it and turn some little screws one day.

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At the risk of making matters worse: is the M5 really that big, or is something else going on here?
this was interesting ( well, interesting to a film-nerd anyway ) to discover : these two top-of-the-line 70s tanks are built to exactly the same width. the M5 is a shade skinnier front to back but swapping between them shows a real consistency of feel in my big, dumb hands. it's tempting to think that Leitz took the dimensions of their nemesis ( the F which is just a mm or two less broad than this F2 ) as an acceptable frame to 'work within' as they spent most of the 60s figuring out how to cram a TTL meter into an M.

food for thought ?



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I like it - but at first I didn't realise how much attention it would get. It's actually not beat-up, it's just been used a lot. There are no dents or deep gauges, just buttery smooth enjoyment (rewind excluded). More close ups from a thread I started a while back http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...d.php?t=146044



It's definitely been handled a lot.
My TTL shows the same wear patterns. It's just 15 years newer.
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this was interesting ( well, interesting to a film-nerd anyway ) to discover : these two top-of-the-line 70s tanks are built to exactly the same width. the M5 is a shade skinnier front to back but swapping between them shows a real consistency of feel in my big, dumb hands. it's tempting to think that Leitz took the dimensions of their nemesis ( the F which is just a mm or two less broad than this F2 ) as an acceptable frame to 'work within' as they spent most of the 60s figuring out how to cram a TTL meter into an M.

food for thought ?



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Taller than an F2 - I see! I just bought one those (F2S) so now I have a frame of reference - thanks!
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That F2 looks very nice, I bought one of those new in '73 and the meter is very sensitive , actually it was the first finder with LEDs I think . I had the DE-1 finder at first but changed it for the metered one , should have kept it though as an additional finder .
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the haggard looking F2 with DP1 arrived last week from japan.
it cost me all of $26 + $20 postage so i'm enjoying lugging it around this week and running a test roll thru it. i appreciate being able to get closer to my subject ( well, okay .. my dog. it is a test roll after all ) than with an RF and i love the fact that the rewind button on the F2 allows you to cock the shutter for double exposures without the gymnastics needed on the M5 ( i do love my double exposures ).

and yes the meter is very nice. this body has inaccurate 1, 1/2 and 1/4 speeds but i can honestly say that i've never used those speeds on any camera in my life so it's no great loss. i'll take the escapement out and give it a soak when i get the time.

the M5 just goes everywhere with me usually with a Canon 1.4 on it.

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Those new levers look really nice bud! Your classic stealthy now!
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