Old 04-24-2007   #481
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I must say having a battered M2 is kind of a relief! Now I won't have to be too carefull with it, but ofcourse carefull enough
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Old 04-24-2007   #482
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Dear Frank,

A chrome M6 classic with 0.85 viewfinder already is something special. There are not that many M6 classic with the 0.85 vf and according to Stephen Gandy (nearly) all of them are said to be black: http://www.cameraquest.com/m685.htm

If your M6 came out of factory with the 0.85 viewfinder, you have something every collector dreams of (not me, I´m no collector)
Combined with an all metall advance lever your M6 is very special if not unique - enjoy it.

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Thomas,

Leica produced two versions of the classic M6 cameras with 0.85VF:
- a M3 look-a-like chrome M6, the special edition 40th Anniversary Leica M6J and
- a classic M6, the M6HM which was only produced in black chrome to protect the value of the special edition M6J.

My camera was 'a la carte' made by Leica Solms on special order from a German dealer and has the M6J finder with frames for 35/50/90/135mm. Probably some more of these chrome M6 were produced by Leica, but not officially labeled. Although I have a receipt of the camera from Leica Solms and the camera has a serial number #2.422.200 within the production range of the black chromed M6HM. Indeed something special, but I am not a collector. I bought the camera NEW a few years ago from the German dealer after he had lowered the price substancially. I like the camera very much and the M6J finder is a pleasure to use.

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Old 04-24-2007   #483
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Very interesting - thanks for the background on your camera!
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Old 04-24-2007   #484
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I've owned it for only a couple of weeks, having salivated over M3s for years. Since it arrived in the mail I've had a hard time containing my excitement, and have frequently had to suspend other activities (work etc.) just to go and look at it - to make sure it's all right.
And so the expenditure begins ...
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Old 04-24-2007   #485
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I've owned it for only a couple of weeks, having salivated over M3s for years. Since it arrived in the mail I've had a hard time containing my excitement, and have frequently had to suspend other activities (work etc.) just to go and look at it - to make sure it's all right.
And so the expenditure begins ...
Now you've done it
Welcome to the club/support group/enablers...
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Old 04-24-2007   #486
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Thanks for the kind welcome, Alan.
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Old 04-25-2007   #487
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Frank,

thanks for your reply. I thought this M6 must be something special.

ellaguru,

welcome to rff. Enjoy result of your expenditure.

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Old 04-25-2007   #488
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Old 04-26-2007   #489
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Hello summilux--through the haze of my glasses, the Summilux on the front of the M5 sure looks like it is spelling "noctilux"--Am I seeing things? It's happened before...:-) :-)
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Old 04-26-2007   #490
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Your M3 with rigid summicron is perhaps the most beautiful M combination I've seen. Your photo of them is stunning. They must be a pleasure to shoot with.

visiondr: I voted for M3 as my favourite M in the other thread. They got it right the first try. So right that they did not manage to come up with another unique M for the next 50 years. I get my finger prints very easily on the later M, without the raised bump along the viewfinder windows, in M3, never. the nearest one is Nikon SP.
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Old 04-26-2007   #491
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instant modern classics.


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Old 04-26-2007   #492
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Summilux,

Which finder is that finder oin your MP3 with Tri-Elmar?
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Old 04-27-2007   #493
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Ron, that is a Zeiss 15mm finder.
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Old 04-27-2007   #494
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By the way, here is my last, ok, latest acquisition:
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Old 04-27-2007   #495
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instant modern classics.


God this is beautiful, a real nice combo that I will empress to offer myself the day I'll win the lottery!
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Old 04-27-2007   #496
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instant modern classics.
I dig the Canon L red ring!
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Old 04-27-2007   #497
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Is that red ring stock?
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Old 04-27-2007   #498
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the red ring warns people not to place the front element face down, because it sticks out.

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Old 04-27-2007   #499
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Summilux,

I was wondering if that Zeiss finder gets in the way of selecting/changing shutter speeds on your M. I have a 25/28 finder on the way myself.
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Old 04-27-2007   #500
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it does. two ways to get around: one is to use a AE body, the second is to use one of those cosina made double hot shoe, which raises the finder a bit.
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Old 04-28-2007   #501
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Old 04-28-2007   #502
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Your M4-P appears to be Brass. Lucky you.
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Old 04-29-2007   #503
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Your M4-P appears to be Brass. Lucky you.

That's a good thing, I know that.
Actually If that's true I had no idea, I just take pictures with it.
What's the deal behind the Brass ones?
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I have to say that black chrome CAN age well- that M4-2 is pretty beautiful memphis.

My M5 has, and the older M7 is starting, to get some character, but the M6 just looks beat-up.
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My MP and Elmar-M. They come with me nearly everywhere.
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Old 04-29-2007   #506
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Here is my M6 (0.85) with the recently acquired Nikkor 105mm/2.8 lens. They make a handsome pair, don't they.

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Old 04-29-2007   #507
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Shintaro black M3, Summar, Rapidwinder, all with character
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Old 04-29-2007   #508
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Old 04-30-2007   #509
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I like your black label. How did you get that?

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I like your black label. How did you get that?

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I had sent the camera to DAG for the finder upgrade and asked him to black dot it while he had it. He sells them for $15.

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My two M3 on my book shelves.
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Old 04-30-2007   #512
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edho - didn't I just see that black M3 on ebay recently? obviously it has a unique look.
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Old 04-30-2007   #513
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The black painted brothers

My favourite black paint M2, M4 and M3.
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Old 04-30-2007   #514
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Shintaro black M3, Summar, Rapidwinder, all with character
Hi abenner, I notice the rapidwinder on your M3. It looks just great. Is it in black paint or black chrome finish? Love the hairline texture on it.

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Old 04-30-2007   #515
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after seeing some pics, i'm really liking the black saddle leather. have you seen them? i don't remember the thread.... anyhow, the vulkanit is really...pebbly.
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Old 05-01-2007   #516
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edho - The Rapidwinder is the regular black anodized version, not the black glossy. It doesn't match the glossy Shintaro paint exactly but it's close and wears well.
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Old 05-05-2007   #517
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Old 05-07-2007   #518
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What a great thread - learned so much about inzeresting combinations - THANK YOU ALL!!!!

These are my daily used cams:
M8 - silver, halfcase, sometimes universal finder - I love the silver one, cause it looks more like a vintage cam...
M6 Classic - silver, with attatched leicavit and halfcase - I tried several times to change it with a MP, but I can´t , I still love the classic M6 - iz was for nearly 10 years my dream camera.
M4p - my first M, with leicameter MR and, for the foto, with attatched winder M.
Never will give away my first M - and in opposite to so many people, who don´t like the M4p - I think it is at the moment one of the best possibilities to enter the M System.
Also the leicameter is not so bad in use - I love the bigger size of the speed dial from the leicameter and it is not so much slower than the exposer meter in the M6...

Some lenses and my Sekonic, which I love to use also, specially with meterless cams...

What I dream about:
M3 and M2 both repainted in black (one of my next projects - I keep you informed..)
and a black chrome M4...

Greetings to you all
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Now i want one of Tom's rapidwinders for my M4....then i'm set.
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