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I Love My M6!


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#1 Kent10D

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 01:40

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M6 users are people too, you know!

:D :D
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#2 bobkatz

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 02:19

Kent, me too,although mine is Ttl, one of the last leica series, and of course we have a heart too.....:P

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 02:25

LOL Ken... :D

M6 is the camera that got me "again" addicted to film coming from a D2.
Yes I still have it and there's no selling here cause that is my designated color negative body..
If you ran out of bettery and you have a hand-held meter with you...
"It's already an M3 / M2" and the fun goes on!!!

I bet those guys at the M3 thread are calling me... "Traitor!!! :D

Let me add... with batteries working... you can also call it a psudo MP!

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#4 Kent10D

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 03:03

I couldn't resist chiming in. The M3 and MP are getting way too much attention! :D

Yes, the M6 is still a fine camera even after the battery goes dead.
Mine is an M6 "Classic" (non-TTL) that was made in 1996, according to the serial number. I bought it just recently, complete with the original red-velvet lined plastic box, documentation, and outer packaging for what I consider to be a very reasonable price. It is in perfect shape ... still has the plastic on the bottom plate. Of course it won't stay that way. I'm already using it a lot, alongside my M8.
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 04:13

love mine too. .85 TTL. FTMFW
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 05:55

Love my M6! .85 TTL
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 02:38

hi-

I bought my first M6 in'88 and the second in '89 or '90. I have traveled the world with both and neither has ever let me down. They just work! And... if the battery goes down, I can still take pictures! A few years ago, I had both worked on just because and will use them for another 20 years.

As much as I am taken by the M8, all of the problems really turn me off. Besides, can't we buy a lot of film for five grand?

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#8 frc

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:00

I love your M6!

MP owner;-)

Good thread, keep it going.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:21

Oh rats!
Now I have to pop over to the "I love my MP" and "I love my M3" threads and tell them I love their cameras too! ;)
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 13:58

Let's start a multi model thread.
In an attempt to keep things together.
;-) !

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 15:02

Let me say that I just love them all and would like at least one of each.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 15:48

Hmmmmm.........

I wonder what would happen if a sinister moderator merged all these threads into the original "I love..." thread???

:D :D :D

Keep the log rolling, guys!

Thanks.

Allan

#13 Tom Johnston

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 18:09

and now for something a little different, a portrait i did of my m6 using the traditional mezzotint medium. the serial number166xxx indicates it left the factory on 1/21/85 and is one of 4000 produced in that run. i had DAG do a cla and vf upgrade in 2005, and it is as good as new. i almost sold it once but my wife said not to. it is such a beauty.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 23:04

hi-

As much as I am taken by the M8, all of the problems really turn me off. Besides, can't we buy a lot of film for five grand?

Best


I have an M6TTL, and love it.
I develop and print my own B&W.
Also shoot/scan slide film, averages $10 a roll.
As I sit here scanning in ~400 images, the utility of digital emerges...
For the equivalent of 430 rolls of Sensia, I just finally gave in and bought a demo M8.
I'll never quit using the M6, but economy doesn't have much to do with it!
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 00:59

Have to pipe in too….. The M6 is the only film Leica that I ever bought new. I always wanted an M4 with a meter and the M5 just did not do it for me. So - when the M6 came out I bought it immediately. First year of production (Wetzlar) and probably the smoothest M I have owned; and you name it, I had it - M2, M3. M4, M5 etc.

It is not as pretty as it once was, has travelled the world and never let me down. Never has been touched by a technician and still works like charm. I do have an M7 as well and will have to decide which one to let go, with an M8 in the stable now I don’t think I need both an M6 and an M7. I like the convenience of the M7 but am leaning toward keeping the M6 simply for the fact that it is mechanical and built like a tank.

Best,

Jan

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 04:51

I'd sure keep the M6 over the M7....
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 05:04

I do have an M7 as well and will have to decide which one to let go, with an M8 in the stable now I don’t think I need both an M6 and an M7. I like the convenience of the M7 but am leaning toward keeping the M6 simply for the fact that it is mechanical and built like a tank.


Jan, I live out in Fort Langley. If you decide to sell the M7, fire a note off to me. Thomas
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 05:27

Jan, I live out in Fort Langley. If you decide to sell the M7, fire a note off to me. Thomas


Being the procrastinator that I am, it might take a while. I have also realized that the M7 with its 0.85 finder may come in handy sometimes..... The M7 0.85 finder is so close to the M3 that I miss and the M6 is such a workhorse and so smooth......Decisions, decisions....

Having sold a few Leica items in the past and regreting having sold them does not make it any easier.

Hmmmm.......

Jan

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 08:33

I live in Vancouver, in the Shaughnessy area, so if you decide to sell the M7, I'll pay $2 more than thomasw_'s offer! :D

Oh, BTW...how does one find out when thier camera was made? Where do I look up the serial #?

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 10:41

Oh, BTW...how does one find out when thier camera was made? Where do I look up the serial #?


I have a book that has lists of body and lens serial numbers, but you might be able to find what you're looking for here:

http://www.cameraquest.com/mtype.htm

Or you could start here:

http://nemeng.com/leica/011e.shtml
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