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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksond View Post
    I have an M3 and an M6. The M3 is ideal for 90mm and usable for 135mm. The 35 goggles are a nuisance on the M3 so the 35 Summicron will probably go.. I use the M6 with a Voigtlander Skopar 2.5/35. I think that the M6 is more suitable for 28-50mm. The M6 framelines a a bit too small for the longer lenses, in my opinion. It all depends upon which lenses are more important to the photographer.
    I love my M2, the 35mm frameline is wonderful. Now to get a better 35mm lens, at present I'm using a Summaron. Not bacd, but not a Summicron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    M3 and you have to go to paris and nyc too.
    okee, i almost bailed out of this thread, but this one made me hit the button

    got M3, been to paris, been to the apple. leaving for paris again in a couple of weeks. with my F2. and another F2. and no M3. "flimsy" stays home

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhcfires View Post
    I love my M2, the 35mm frameline is wonderful. Now to get a better 35mm lens, at present I'm using a Summaron. Not bacd, but not a Summicron.
    Hi

    A pristine f/2.8 is better than any of the crons except the Asph, and I'd not bother with the Asph unless you need the f/2 frequently...

    Of course if you like boketh and flare... YMMV

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    Only 1? While I used to have a pair, sent bubba off to a new home, one is enough to keep me grinning and my over abundance of lenses vying for attention.
    One Leica you ask? Easy.
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    CLA'd M3 .. best Leica body ever! (if you prefer 50mm)

    when you prefer 35mm lens, M4 is a classic.. cheaper would fit as M4P

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    I don't have any Leica, but if I were to get one it would the M6, good combo of modernity and price. If money were no object, then it would be an MP. I shoot slide film a bit, so a good meter is critical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomasis View Post
    CLA'd M3 .. best Leica body ever! (if you prefer 50mm)

    when you prefer 35mm lens, M4 is a classic.. cheaper would fit as M4P
    I have an M2. The 35mm frame lines made me choose this camera over the M3. I finally decided on a CV Nokton 35/1.4. It may not be a Summicron, or a Summilux, but I'm sure liking this lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhcfires View Post
    I have an M2. The 35mm frame lines made me choose this camera over the M3. I finally decided on a CV Nokton 35/1.4. It may not be a Summicron, or a Summilux, but I'm sure liking this lens.
    like I said, m3 for them who prefer 50mm, m4 and m2 for them who prefer 35mm

    enjoy of your camera

    myself, I use Summicron a lot. Fantastic lens!

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    M2 because I like the 35mm framelines and the smoothness. It's a real joy to use. I can vouch that the m4-2 is indeed the worst built leica. Mine has needed 4 different repairs in that last 12 months. Repairs alone cost me more than the camera.

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    MP - Black Paint

    I'd opt for the MP, because well... that's what I ended up getting. I got it because I wanted a camera that I knew I would keep/use forever. Great camera, love the shutter - it doesn't create any movement of the solidly built body. It's dead simple to use, even re-loading film. I can actually load it faster than my Voigtlander R4A!



 

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