on 3 November 2001
There are many boks on the Leica M system, most of them more detailed than this one. If what you want is to know at *precisely* which serial number M3s stopped having glass pressure plates and were changed to metal ones, then this isn't the book for you. If what you want is a higher-level overview of the system, its history and inspiration, then you might well well be interested in this one. I read this book, was led to try and later buy Leica cameras as a result of reading it, and I keep coming back to it despite have several other highly regarded Leica books as well. It's exceptionally well illustrated, too. (Why is it that so many books about the Leica, which have been used to take so many great photos, are generally badly illustrated? Well this one is fine.)
on 7 May 2010
The book gives a good overview about the M6 system. Beside the new lenses also older ones which are even today of good quality are introduced. Moreover, it is expelled to the use of lenses which open the area of macro and telephoto. Many good photos provided with the exposure data show the effect of focal length, aperture and light situations. MTF diagrammes are not included, for it the practical description of an engaged user - the author uses Leica M camera for 40 years. The differences among lenses which show MTF curves do not appear because with the ready picture ordinarily at all thus. For somebody who owns a M6, this book is a real supplement. Unfortunately, there is no new issue with a judgement of the newest lenses. Topically still in the digital age.