Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/04/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Strange R8 winder
From: George Huczek <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 05:52:26 -0600

At 06:16 PM 26/04/98 -0600, you wrote:
>At 12:02 AM 25/04/98 +0100, you wrote:
>>I received one a couple of months ago and it worked like a charm up until
>>the other day on a shoot. Would rewind, but wouldn't advance or it locked
>>everything up and the only way to get power again was to remove the winder
>>and reinstall.
>>All that did was give me power for the shutter and viewfinder functions as
>>well as using the camera manually.
>I'm not an R8 user, but I'm wondering if this may have something with the
>manual rewind lever.  Does the winder disengage when the manual rewind
>lever is swung out slightly, as with other R drives? 

Sorry ... I meant the manual film advance lever.

- -GH