Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/07[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
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.