I remember when the first M3 (double stroke) came out, some Leica users/owners complained that it was not a "true" Leica. Leica, in Germany, were so sure that people would trade complete outfits that they refused E. Leitz, New York's requests to send enough lens adapters (screw mt. to bayonet mt.) to supply the U.S. demand. It took years to balance the demand with the supply.. My how times have changed. We must have had more Leica snobs back then. I was one, with used equipment, of course....... Regards!