M6 + super angulon 21mm
Old 02-13-2017   #1
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M6 + super angulon 21mm

i was thinking about buying a 21mm super angulon vintage lens for my M6.

are there any drawbacks to using this lens with the M6 and its in camera light meter? i have a .58 viewfinder.

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interesting.

did you try it vs the super angulon
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I've used both the s.a. f 3.4 & the 2.8 & I find the voigtlander 21 f4 to be superb. It's smaller & handles well on any M. I do use the Leitz metal 21mm finder & prefer it over any others.
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do you need an external viewfinder with the voigt on the m6?
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The drawback to using a Super Angulon with an M6 is no light meter function.

The M6 does not have 21mm frame lines, so you should use an external finder for accurate framing.
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The Voigtlander 21 f4 is relatively shallow, so should enable metering with your M6, although I have not tried this combination personally. There's room for the metering semaphore of my M5. And of course, you save a great deal of money vs the SA.

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If the Leitz 21mm 2.8 is good enough on an M6 for Platon, it should be good enough for anyone.

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I've had good results with a 21/4 Super Angulon R on my MP.

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i was thinking about buying a 21mm super angulon vintage lens for my M6.

are there any drawbacks to using this lens with the M6 and its in camera light meter? i have a .58 viewfinder.

thanks!
Since most replies didn't answer your question...

The light meter will not be accurate with the 21mm SA. But is will give readings, they are not correct and fluctuate with focal distance as the rear element moves closer to the film at infinity focus. I removed the battery as it was annoying to have incorrect readings.

The VF is only for focusing, you'll need a 21mm external finder to frame. It is not hard to switch between the two with a bit of practice, or even to scale focus based on feel.

The 21mm SA is a great lens with a rendering that is different to any other 21mm lens for the Leica. The VM 21/4 is a completely different lens, the only thing in common is the focal length. If you want the look of the 21mm SA, then you just have to put up with the lack of metering. If you want TTL metering, get a different lens.
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