I have two M6 classics and an M3. I wouldn't trade any one of them
for a boatload of the wannabe M cameras.
I knocked out the RF alignment on one of my M6 cameras and called Leica about fixing it (it was under warranty) and they told me that they can go out with not too much of a bump so to just buy the tool and do it myself whenever needed. So I did. And as a result, I've aligned a number of my close friend's M6's when knocked out of whack. And only had to do my own (the other M6) one other time. In 1999 I believe. Seems like once bumped and fixed, they stay put...? It is fairly trivial. Far too easy to be without your camera for weeks, while someone else does it.
At 01:35 AM 10/1/2006 +0000, FRANK DERNIE wrote:
IME the Bessa rangefinder is a poor design prone to losing vertical alignment. Both my Bessa and sister Epson RD1 have vertical alignment drift in their rangefinders. I also much prefer the film loading on Leica M to the flimsy hinged door arrangements on lesser cameras. The best rangefinder is on the M3 but the cheaper M2 system, which was standardised on subsequently is eminently practical. I have used Ms for many years from M3 to M6 and have never had any sort of problem with any of them, they are not even all that expensive used nowadays.
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