Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/04/06

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Subject: Re: loading screwmount Leicas
From: (Ken Wilcox)
Date: Sat, 6 Apr 1996 11:14:39 -0500

>I've never had much problems loading my II and IIIa, but the IIIg is a real
>problem. To load the IIIg in less than an hour, I have to cut a veeerry
>long film leader, much longer than for the other screwmounts I have tried.
>Can anyone tell me if Leica made any changes to the film transport
>mechanism, or if this is more a fault with my camera?

I've never encountered this withmy IIIg. It loads about the same as my IIIa
or IIIf, with the exception of using the "M" takeup spool. I use the same
leader trim as with my other screw mount cameras.


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