I am very willing to become owner of a leica, (currently with contax s2). I found an m6 with summicron 50/2 at 1800USD, Is that a good price, please gimme your feedback, it would help me to make myself clear about that !
Are you going to be selling your S2 as I may be in the market for another Contax Body. My second CX body is currently a 139Q which is getting a bit old. You can contact me through forum if this is of any interest. Wilson
The TTL model is important if you're going to be using lots of flash in your work. If not... it's not a big issue.
I use the Classic version and find it fine for my style of shooting. Most Leica M users tend not to use flash anyway... however, for the odd time, it could be a useful feature to measure the light TTL.
It's akin to Leica M users not using excessively long lenses...a 90 is "usually" the longest lens most folks shoot with. But, there are "those" times where a 135 would come in handy.
So, the bottom line is... it depends on what "your" needs are.
do you have bought the M6 with the 50 summicron.? or do you have found one other configuration.? The price.?
I know that the price is important, but what is more important is what you can do with what you buy. If I calculate the price of what my car costs to me, now with the price of petrol, I think that the difference of $200, is not a big difference.
I bought my first Leica, when I had enough with elecronic of my Contax G2, a lot of years ago. After this, I bought other lenses, and a second M6, because when I travel I can't have only one body, for security first, and if I have one film for day light, and I need to take picture in the night with maybe 1600 ASA, the second camera have his good place.
Have a good plaesure with your Leica set.
I am totally in agreement with Laurent, and wanted to add something said by Frederic Henry Royce, co-founder of Rolls Royce; "the quality will be still there long time after that you had forgot the price" ("la calidad permanecera mucho tiempo despues que se haya olvidado el
If you have the opportunity to buy another body, got an M3. In my opinion, the Rolls Royce of the cameras.