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    What about the M7 0.85?

    I've been looking at the M7 and some used prices look interesting.

    What have your user experiences been with it? I read conflicting reports as to it being nosier than the M6 or the same.

    Pro's, Con's or comments?

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    Re: What about the M7 0.85?

    John:

    I have an a-la-carte M7 with the 0.85 (received about 2 months ago). It is perfect when using a 75 or 90 and, at least for me, the 1.25x magnifier is no longer needed. I don't know what to say about being noisier but I hope this helps.

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    Re: What about the M7 0.85?

    I just bought a .85 M7 is the .85 viewfinder ok with wider lens like the 28, and 35mm?
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    Re: What about the M7 0.85?

    My .58 M7 is as quiet as the M6s/MPs I have had. Havent noticed any difference. Have you thought of the M3 with the .91 VF?

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    Re: What about the M7 0.85?

    I have an M7 .85. The VF magnification has no effect on the noise of course...I have found the M7 to be a tiny bit quieter than my MP. It is noticeably quieter at 1/30th to 1s, as there are no whirring gears. The .85 is great if you don't use glasses and don't really care for 28mm lenses. If you shoot a 35/75 combo, it is a great viewfinder magnification.
    The M3 is superb for 50mm, 90mm and 135mm lenses if you don't mind the lack of a meter. I find that the M7 is the M that I reach for in most situations -- the AE is great and it is really nice to see the shutter speeds in the viewfinder.
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    Re: What about the M7 0.85?

    I'm using it with a 35 lux and leave the 28 on the M8.....works good.
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