Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] in the dark with the summilux
From: Brian Reid <>
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 09:37:17 -0700
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Mumble. I have a Summilux 1.4; no idea how old it is but it's a great lens. 
The problem with using it in the dark is that you're lured into loading 
film in the dark, which increases the chances that you'll mess up, which I 
did. I just got back from a weekend trip to a wedding at which I shot 4 
rolls of things that the hired photographer was going to miss, but the last 
roll was loaded in the dark during the reception and of course I loaded it 
wrong and so of course the roll didn't advance. Ah, that sinking feeling 
that you get when you stop feeling resistance in the rewind crank after 3 
turns and you know perfectly well what happened and that there is nobody to 
blame but yourself.  I took the film to the men's room and tossed in in the 
trash for fear I might accidentally confuse it with something that had value. 

In reply to: Message from John Brownlow <> (Re: [Leica] in the dark with the summilux)