Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/04/05

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Subject: Re: Film leader ...
From: Wolfgang Sachse <>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 1996 18:06:26 -0500 (EST)

> So far, the most reliable way I found is to fold back about 1/4 inch from
> the tip of the film leader to make a hook before drop it into the camera....

	Hi Leica Users -

	Have I just been lucky or something? I've had my M6 for
	a year now and shot probably 100 rolls of film through
	it. I've never known this film leader thing to be a
	problem. I just drop in a roll of film and start winding.
	I sometimes look at the re-wind knob to watch it turn as
	I advance the film -- and it always does. I typically
	get 38 frames on a 36-exposure roll, rewind the film,
	take it out and put the next roll in. It's really no big
	deal. And I certainly don't even think of doing anything
	with the film leader. I wouldn't have time for such
	non-sense in this day and age.

	If someone had told me that one had to be so fussy with
	something as mundane as the film leader, like put a "hook"
	into the end, I would probably never have purchased an M6
	and instead stuck with Japanese Wunderplastik. Those
	things load the film for you! (without a hook!!)

	Or is this a non-M6 problem? Happy shooting.

	-- Wolfgang
    Wolfgang Sachse                             Cornell University

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