Very enticing. I don't know why I hadn't considered it - maybe the battery dependency. A CL on the other hand needs a battery for the meter only (as far as I can tell).
Originally Posted by Trask
I would prefer using the 40mm lens above all others. I have a Voigtlander-M 40mm - I think it fits/works on either the CL or CLE - I need to research it a little more attentively.
Thanks to all those who have replied so far with advice - I have a few more months to mull things over.
Originally Posted by tron_
That's the line I use as a response to other posters!
If you want to us a 40mm the early M frame for 35 mm is so small that it is serviceable for 40mm.
Originally Posted by Renato Tonelli
The M6 frame is closer to 35mm think the change was between M5 and M6.
To use this you need to nail file the lens mount as it comes out of the box as a 5cm lens for frame selection.
And the M needs to not have been retrofitted with a late finder.
I used an elastic band to hold the selector lever over, between the strap lug and lever had several in gbag, I preferred to keep the lens original but lots of people buy a CL kit and sell the body
Bah Humbug!!! I use a CV Nokton 40 mm f 1.4 on my M3 95% of the time. Works beautifully.
only you can decide -- if your preferred lens is the 35, you should go for the M2 because the M3 viewfinder adapted 35mm lenses are very good, I use and love one, but it does darken the viewfinder.
If your preferred lens is the 50, get the m3, but it will also work perfectly well on the m2.
If your preferred lens is the 40, you have made an excellent compromise. Find a good condition CL, away you go. It is my favorite travel camera.
Whatever you get, you will not regret it.
I thought I had decided on the CL/CLE but now I am having second thoughts on the CLE because of the battery requirement.
It's become harder to make the final decision than I thought (mostly because I'm so anal about things:laugh:)
My e-Bay watch list is now quite long... I am also looking at KEH's listings - I have had very good experiences buying from them.
There is an M2 in APUG's classifieds that looks good and comes with a 35mm but I am not ready to purchase just yet (hint: tax refund has not arrived).
On what camera do you use it and how do you compose for it (camera viewfinder or separate viewfinder mounted on the camera?)
Originally Posted by kivis
I have that lens also and as stated 40mm is my favorite "normal". I would love to be able to use it on an M2 without the shoe-mounted viewfinder.
Buy the First of the two that you get a good deal on, then buy the other when it comes along: both have their place, are a joy to use and you won't lose money when you sell, if you sell. Bought mine in 98( M3) it's as much of a joy to use as it has ever been. Notice I wrote "joy to use" 3 times.
That might well be what will end up happening - the prolem is, I almost never sell:)
Originally Posted by Someonenameddavid
I've never seen a better finder than an M2. You say the M3 is better than that? (I never saw through one so I don't know what I'm missing)
Originally Posted by philosomatographer