Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/28

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Subject: Help with the M6
From: ted grant <>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 09:53:07 -0500

Richard Bush wrote:

<<<I have been told that if a person needs flash at all, to basically
forget about the M6. I just do not believe that. I looked at the G2 Contax,
and was impressed with
its lenses and flash capabilities, but I really want an M6.>>>>>>

g'day Richard,

The person tellng you no flash with the M6 is right! :)  However there are
folks who use it, But it's like eating dry ceral without milk or cream.:)

I shouldn't admit this, as I'll get ragged for sure. But a few times when I
had a vivitar 283 I used it on the M6, and it worked.  But I'm positive
you'll receive better advice from a regular flash M6 user.

The 135mm lens on the M6, where I had to buy one due to the nature of the
"quiet assignment" I found it too cumbersome and didn't like the viewfinder
appearance. My longest preference for the M6 is a 90mm. Anything longer I
use an R8.

But there are others who use the 135mm regularly and find it quite easy to
work with.

<<<would be a 24mm>>>>

I have yet to understand what everyone has such a big attraction for the
24mm, rather than going directly to 21mm from 35mm. Then you have a very
noticable difference between the 2 lenses.

My thoughts as a long time M user.