Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Intermediate Shutter Speeds
From: Dennis Painter <>
Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 06:09:48 -0700

Donald Sung wrote:
> The manual for my M2 states that intermediate shutter speeds can be set
> between 1 to 1/8 sec., betwen 1/15 and 1/30 sec., and between 1/60 and
> 1/1000 sec.  The Leica brochure for M6, on the other hand, states that
> intermediate shutter speeds are "not permissible."  Is there a
> difference between an M2 and an M6 on this point?  (I would be willing
> to bet that this topic was discussed here before.)  Thanks.
> Don


Yes, it has been discussed. Basically it is "not permissible" due to the
light meter in the M6.  Shutter speeds for the meter cannot be

I believe the shutter times (speeds) will operate at intermediate
settings just like the older M variants.  Its just the meter will not be


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