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    Just picked up a M6 and...

    HOLY COW!!!!
    Picked it up just for a trial for the week and I'm already in love with it. I was think about the M3 but I love the meter on this. Simple along with simply focusing ability. The man at the store said, that's it, you'll have the bug....
    I think he's right.....
    I'm am so excited... first roll, Tri-x pushed to 800. Can wait to develop it.

    I owe a lot to this forum for helping me understand what fits my needs. (needs? ya, right. Wants is more like it)

    Took a 50mm f/2 (non aph) and a zeiss 35 f/2 (can't afford the Leica 35mm just yet) and they seem to work for me.

    A while ago I remember a post with a link that lead to the history of Leica Camera's. Does anyone have this please along with any other good resources.
    Thanks
    Tom

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    Any M series Leica is a real pleasure to use, I have an M3 if I bought another I'd get an M4 or possibly M6. Even the 50's Summicrons are superb.

    Type Leica into Wkipedia and you'll find the major websites linked to.

    Ian

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    If the budget is tight, check out these lenses: http://www.cameraquest.com/voigtsys.htm
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photography/index.html

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    You pretty much have all you need. You could in the future add a 90mm tele-elmarit (2nd version) for a little more reach or soft portraits. They don't run very high.

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    Thanks so much for peeking. Pinhole, that's what I had in mind also, I've heard great things about them. But I doubt that I'll even be able to afford them for at least another year after this pick up. I've not commited to the camera yet, I just have it for the week, but once I held it in my hands I knew I was a dead man.
    What is that?
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    Lots of threads here.
    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...php?forumid=10
    Read the classifieds to see going prices for what you want to add, someday.
    Lots of interesting links.

    John Powers

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    I just bought my first M6 a few weeks ago after using an M3 for a year. Something about it that just feels better then the M3. Perhaps it is not reaching into my bag periodically to check light levels that makes me happy.
    Gear: Camera, Brain, Light.
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    Congratulations on the M6, there's no turning back now.
    "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and a while, you might just miss it."
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    Hehe, wait till you start NEEDing an MP... ;-)

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    Yup Uncle, I can see I'm done for.

    Honestly, it may be the finest camera I've ever held in my hands. (I don't get out much) I can't put it into exact words but it just works so well for me. The Focusing is awesome and I really love the meter system whereas the arrows pave the way. Even a dim arrow can tell me if in case I want to over/under expose a 1/3 stop.

    This will actually be my first camera that is a pleasure to take everyday with me. I really like the way I can pop a lens in my pocket with it's size and light weight. I don't even know where to begin counting the ways I love this body.

    Now, I would of course use my MF for landscape work but I would really see sometimes where I would enjoy a very long shutter for this. I have all Singh-Ray filters and I'm wondering how I could use them on this??

    My fav, the Vari-ND whereas I can dial in ND from 2 to 8 stops would prob. work as I can hold it right in front of the lens but since the lens glass front is so small I don't think a Soft Stop ND would make much of a difference unless you got it just right.... and with a RangeFinder viewer, pretty impossible.

    Does anyone use filters on theirs? Since I shoot mostly Tri-x a Red filter might be nice.

    I gave (Giving) up a lot for this camera. But if I have something I really enjoy and I'll use EVERY day, it is so worth it. I'm loving MF too with 120.

    Like this thread a lot, thanks

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