Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/07/26

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Subject: Re: M3 D/S
From: Dennis Painter <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 1997 18:33:02 -0700 wrote:
> I still have and often use an early D/S  M-3,  mainly for sentimental
> reasons, as I
> purshased it in 1958 and it was my first "M".  Outside of having the "glass"
> pressure plate replaced with a metal one,  the main draw-back to the D/S is
> forgetting to cock the shutter twice; therefore missing that instant once in
> a life-
> time shot. This only happens when you shoot with other single stroke cameras
>                                                                             &
> havent acquired the automatic D/S habit  I also still have the IIIg that I
> bought at about the same time but used very little after acquiring the M-3.
>  The screw mnt. red scale Elmar was fit with an adapter to use on the bayonet
> mnt and shutter speeds
> of 1/30 and 1/60 instead of 1/25 & 1/50 as the difference is insignificant.

The DS M's can be converted to single stroke, I think DAG does this. 
Probably others can also.


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