I finally got the very first roll of film that I put through my Leica M6 back from processing. The fellow I bought it from had loaded a roll of Fuji Velvia 100, but then did not start the roll before sending it to me. I hate to use such beautiful film as a test roll, but there you have it–I had no choice! Now, I have gotten other rolls of film back from my Leica M6, but it was all color negative film, which takes far less time to process than slide film does. I love the results from slide film, and for me it is the most tactile of films; you can really hold in your hand your end product, which I find incredibly gratifying.
Be that as it may, I have thoroughly enjoyed using the M6. It has a few advantages over my M3–principally the light meter–and it handled well in Portugal. Perhaps I will do a write-up, a la my X100 “review” at some point, but that remains to be seen. If you are interested in either of these cameras, the M-mount system more broadly, or even just shooting film, feel free to drop me a line with any questions or comments you might have. You can also read my piece on shooting film here.
I have sent off all the film from Portugal off for processing, so when it comes in I will have much scanning to do!