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My M6TTL Black Paint is back from Solms having had the MP viewfinder upgrade installed. It is a massive improvement to my eyes. Previously I kept missing shots because of the quite frequent white-outs but now I'm unable to provoke it. Amazing.   I also had some general tuning carried out. The shutter button is now much softer, more like my M4, and the whole camera feels overall very smooth. Leica also installed better light seals around the shutter curtain. Later in the production span of the

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LOL Ken...

 

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!!!

 

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

 

-Ron

 

Sorry... no gallery link... I'm at night school waiting for 7:00PM class to start.

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

 

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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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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Hmmmmm.........

 

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

 

 

Keep the log rolling, guys!

 

Thanks.

 

Allan

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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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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?

 

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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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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.

 

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Jan

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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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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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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!

 

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

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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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