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    Leica M6 Titanium viewfinder frames

    I was looking at a used M6 Titanium earlier today and when looking through the finder and moving the lever that shows different frames, I noticed that the widest frame (28mm?) never disappeared even as I moved the lever back and forth. I thought the M6 showed six viewfinder frames in three pairs, with the widest frame disappearing on the "middle" setting.

    Can anyone tell me if the camera I'm looking at needs repair, or could this be standard on these cameras?

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    I think it needs repair

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    I have a regular M6, and the 28mm frame lines do disappear when the 35 or 50 sets are selected. But mine actually are a little sticky, and I sometimes have to flick the lever or reset the lens.

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    As JMCD, my old M6 (1986) also just shows two frames at time so, it most likely needs repair.
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    It probably needs a CLA..clean, lubricate, adjust. Generally this is not an expensive or time consuming item. If you let us know what part of the world you call home I'm sure we can provide some references for repair techs.

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    Thanks for your confirmation of what it should look like. The interesting thing is that this camera is available in a camera repair shop and it "just had" a CLA and comes with a 90 day guarantee. Guess I'll have to go look again.

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    I do have an M6Ti (classic) and the 28mm frame behaves exactly as my other M6.
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    My M6 "classic" only shows the 28mm frame along with the 90mm one.
    (35+135, 50+75, 28+90)
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    The M6 Titanium is just a titanium coating. there are a few M7's and I believe MP's that have a a body of titanium but these are at astronomical prices.-Dick



 

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