Originally Posted by xasthur
Wow thanks for the photos and info. I have a lot more knowledge on what I will be getting and how all parts will work together.
Besides Ebay are there any other places where I could possibly find good deals on the M2, M3 and M4 cameras?
All part of the service.
These days a dealer who gives a guarantee would be your best bet as you need to know what you are buying, get your hands on it and then part with your hard earned cash. Also a repair can cost a lot of money and will probably include something you didn't know about.
The problem, as I see it, is that people believe they last forever and they slowly deteriorate and it goes unnoticed. Then you get the bill and it could be hundreds.
M2's and M3's are easy to find but M4's are chased after and deep pockets are needed.
(EDIT) If you want to go on using the 35 and 50mm lenses you mentioned then the M3 will need an auxillary finder as it does not have framelines for 35mm but takes, instead, a 35mm lens with an optical device to enable you to use it; usually called "goggles" and expensive. The VF optics only fit one special 35mm lens the 1958/68 Summaron which has a special mounting base on top of it. Do a search and you''ll soon find pictures of them; they are often sold separately.