Old 05-24-2019   #41
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... Is there any real reason to buy a TTL over a Classic?...
As far as I'm concerned - none, whatsoever.
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Old 05-24-2019   #42
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The one really important difference, for me, would be to get the 0.58 finder.
But that's because I wear glasses.
I have settled on M6 classic + M7 0.58X.
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Old 05-25-2019   #43
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I have both and use them interchangeably. The TTLs have had more recent CLAs than the classics so they are a bit quieter. The meter display is different. The classic has the two arrows; when both are lit, the meter says the exposure is correct. The TTL has two arrows and a center dot. When the dot is illuminated, the exposure is correct. It will also light the dot and either the underexposure or overexposure arrow; that indicates a half stop either over or under, so it is a bit more precise. In use, once you've become accustomed to the way the meter reads, there is no major difference. Both cameras will operate without batteries - only the meter fails to work - but the TTL will not fire any flash if the battery is exhausted. If for some reason you decide to use a Visoflex, only the III will work with the TTL - the body is just a bit taller than the 2, 3, 4, and 6. The Visoflex 11 will work with those models as well.
The TTL was also available with the .58, .72, and .85 viewfinders. The classic is typically a .72 viewfinder; there were .85 models made but they are rare and expensive.
Hope this helps.
This pretty much says it all. I prefer the metering display of the M6TTL over the classic. I like that center dot. However the ability of the eye and brain to set the exposure to perfectly balance the brightness of the two arrows on the M6 classic, is quite good! So the TTL's center dot doesn't really lead to more accurate exposures. The Classic is just as accurate.
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Old 05-26-2019   #44
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I'd just like to thank everyone for their input!

In the end I ultimately found an excellent deal on a .72x TTL that made it difficult not to spring for it. CLA'd last month and it's paired up with a 35mm Summicron V3 that was also CLA'd with the camera body. The comments about the electronics issues are a bit concerning but where this body was made in the year 2000 I hope that it will be good for years to come.

Thanks again everyone!
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The big shutter dial an improvement..
Going wrong way compared to M3 and M2 causes wrong speed selection..
Why didn't Leica make meter work for that direction?
Personally I kinda hate the meter (accurate) but i wind up following the dot..sigh!
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