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Is this website legit?
It listed the specs of the M6 all wrong.
 
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  • Reason: It's probably legit, just amateurishly set up

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That is the official Leica USA web site. The price given is (unfortunately) correct but some of the other specs are wrong. The correct set of specs can be found here:

 
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  • Parallax compensation:
    The horizontal and vertical difference between viewfinder and lens is compensated automatically in line with the relevant focus setting. Congruence of viewfinder and actual image. The size of the bright-line frame matches the distance:

  • – at 2 m: the exact sensor size of approx. 23.9 x 35.8 mm

  • – at infinity: (depending on focal length) approx. 7.3% (28 mm) to 18% (135 mm)

  • – less than 2 m: less than sensor size

Sensor??? what sensor?

Metering principle:
Exposure metering is done by the image sensor for all exposure metering methods (in Live View mode and in rangefinder mode)

Live view mode? Where is the LCD?

Power Supply:
2 Silver oxide button cells (PX76/SR44) or 1 Lithium battery (DL1/3N)

All that and powered by 2 or 1 tiny battery?

I asked if the website is legit because the other Leica website
has the specs correct.
 

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Does anyone read the specifications before buying a film Leica? Sure, with a digital Leica you want to know how many MPs the sensor has, but a film Leica?
 

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Does anyone read the specifications before buying a film Leica? Sure, with a digital Leica you want to know how many MPs the sensor has, but a film Leica?

Apparently some people do 🙂

The incorrect specs on the Leica USA web site have been discussed at length on the Leica Users Forum. It's pretty clear that someone inadvertently copy/pasted the specs from one of the digital M cameras. Pretty surprising that, weeks after the M6 launch, the errors haven't been corrected. Just use the specs from the Leica Camera or Leica Store Miami web site.
 

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  • Parallax compensation:
    The horizontal and vertical difference between viewfinder and lens is compensated automatically in line with the relevant focus setting. Congruence of viewfinder and actual image. The size of the bright-line frame matches the distance:

  • – at 2 m: the exact sensor size of approx. 23.9 x 35.8 mm

  • – at infinity: (depending on focal length) approx. 7.3% (28 mm) to 18% (135 mm)

  • – less than 2 m: less than sensor size

Sensor??? what sensor?

Metering principle:
Exposure metering is done by the image sensor for all exposure metering methods (in Live View mode and in rangefinder mode)

Live view mode? Where is the LCD?

Power Supply:
2 Silver oxide button cells (PX76/SR44) or 1 Lithium battery (DL1/3N)

All that and powered by 2 or 1 tiny battery?

I asked if the website is legit because the other Leica website
has the specs correct.

It's legit, I noticed this, I think Leica usa needs to review, looks like someone lifted details for another camera.
 

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I think I'll stick with my old M6, bought from new. Seems to work perfectly for some reason.
 

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They are to busy building and selling that updated M6 to worry about making corrections to the specs. :D
 

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  • Parallax compensation:
    The horizontal and vertical difference between viewfinder and lens is compensated automatically in line with the relevant focus setting. Congruence of viewfinder and actual image. The size of the bright-line frame matches the distance:

  • – at 2 m: the exact sensor size of approx. 23.9 x 35.8 mm

  • – at infinity: (depending on focal length) approx. 7.3% (28 mm) to 18% (135 mm)

  • – less than 2 m: less than sensor size

Sensor??? what sensor?

Metering principle:
Exposure metering is done by the image sensor for all exposure metering methods (in Live View mode and in rangefinder mode)

Live view mode? Where is the LCD?

Power Supply:
2 Silver oxide button cells (PX76/SR44) or 1 Lithium battery (DL1/3N)

All that and powered by 2 or 1 tiny battery?

I asked if the website is legit because the other Leica website
has the specs correct.

You are reading a translation of German into English and then you are translating that into gibberish. But the triumph of the English language is that we can all (or at least most of us) understand the gist of what is being said without a literal translation, which is why Shakespeare got away with it all this time.
 

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You are reading a translation of German into English and then you are translating that into gibberish. But the triumph of the English language is that we can all (or at least most of us) understand the gist of what is being said without a literal translation, which is why Shakespeare got away with it all this time.
I watched King Lear a while ago in olde English and I had no idea what Shakespeare was on about, I kept hitting the subtitles button on the remote but sadly it doesn't work when you're in an actual theatre 😆
 

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Power Supply:
2 Silver oxide button cells (PX76/SR44) or 1 Lithium battery (DL1/3N)

All that and powered by 2 or 1 tiny battery?

That is correct. 2 PX76 cells = 1 DL1/3N cell. The 1 DL1/3N cell is twice the size of 2 PX76 cells.

I'm all for poking fun at stuff, but ya gotta make sure you hit your target!
 
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Not related to your original posting. It was a separate line item.
I know you are - deservedly - mocking this description, but we already did this about a month ago.
Try and keep up.

I am not mocking it but since there are many errors I thought it's fake website because the other Leica website the information is correct.
 
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