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Magus
08-08-2006, 04:10
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jaapv
08-08-2006, 04:18
What did you do to my little joke, Magus?? Anyway, I'd go for the Panda, it was always a favorite of mine esthetically, and it looks very smart on formal occasions to wear with black tie ;)

Magus
08-08-2006, 04:22
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jaapv
08-08-2006, 04:28
If you buy, of any series, a black and a silver one, you can do a panda and anti-panda version and sell one on. It is not an "official" variant anyway. However, early or late 90-ies should not make a difference, it depends on how the camera has been used. Good luck with your choice, my friend.

Magus
08-08-2006, 04:40
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jaapv
08-08-2006, 05:13
I have a M6 TTL (the M6 classic has not got this) and, although the flaring is there, it is, for me, not a problem. I just move the camera slightly or shade the RF with my hand, Injun-style, and all is solved.

Magus
08-08-2006, 05:26
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Gabriel M.A.
08-08-2006, 08:23
My very first Leica rangefinder was a silver M6 classic, which within a month I switched to my current black chrome M6 classic.

I think they would both complement each other very well.

If you had the black chrome M6 first, then I'd say a chrome M3 or MP. But that's just me; I'm weird.

Magus
08-08-2006, 11:32
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Flyfisher Tom
08-08-2006, 11:37
go black ...

what does a panda M6 look like?

Flyfisher Tom
08-08-2006, 12:55
Magus,

I know this is not on your list, but you have to admit, this would look pretty spiffy :)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=1008

SolaresLarrave
08-08-2006, 13:48
When I was in your shoes (dilemma-wise speaking), I solved it by picking the counterpart of my first camera. My first Leica was a silver model, so I went and got me a black chrome. I use the silver (classic TTL body) for black & white film, and the black one carries color... always.

As for brassing... the silver looks healthy, glowing, alluring and even sexy. The black-chrome never had shiny corners until it landed with me. That's just the nature of the beast (i.e., the way these cameras wear).

Have fun shopping! :)

Flyfisher Tom
08-08-2006, 14:27
I would buy my m6 from the classifieds!!

A charming M6 Classic perhaps ? :)

Magus
08-09-2006, 01:57
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John
08-09-2006, 13:54
I would go for the MP, mainly for the upgraded details. Condenser, engraving, brass top (I think), and the rest of the improvements. I also prefer the chrome finish. :)

Magus
08-11-2006, 02:13
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kully
08-11-2006, 03:16
Quick click performed. However, never listen to anything I say about buying stuff...

MCTuomey
08-11-2006, 03:28
well, this is a delicious exercise in splitting hairs

it would have to be a second chrome classic

or a black one

it is hard not to be attracted to the incredible bargain the classic presents lately (well appreciated as I'm selling one ;-))

sockeyed
08-11-2006, 12:01
I'd say something black so that you can quickly tell it apart from your current one (I would have different film in each if I was out shooting).

Enjoy making your decision!

narsuitus
08-13-2006, 10:38
The MP that I have craved but could never afford would be my first choice.

A black M6 would be my second choice.

A chrome M6 would be my third choice.

whitecat
08-13-2006, 12:04
How about a different type body with an M mount.

jaapv
08-14-2006, 02:51
Well, Magus, I happened to run into a gentleman carrying a black chrome M6 last Friday, not as surprising as one might think, as it was outside Cameraexpress, my local real camera store. So bearing this poll in mind I had a really good look at it and I must say I was quite taken by the looks of that one. It would be a worthy companion for the chrome M6. And that coming from somebody who has always had bright chrome camera's is quite something.

Magus
08-14-2006, 02:52
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Magus
08-21-2006, 02:35
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Magus
08-21-2006, 03:35
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Magus
08-21-2006, 03:36
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jaapv
08-21-2006, 04:07
That is easy. yhe thing I liked was the matte metal set off by the "leather". I am one of those abnormal Leica fans that does not like brassing.:rolleyes:
The MP is a very, very desirable camera as well. Good decision! :)