Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/08

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Subject: [Leica] M6 shutter
From: Carsten Bockermann <>
Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 05:12:37 -0400


your experience with the M6 shutter is perfectly normal. At speeds faster=

than the sync speed, only the distance between shutter curtains will be
changed for different speeds. At longer speeds, a small weight attached t=
the second curtain will have to be moved to delay this curtain; the
bouncing back of this weight causes the clicking sound. At speeds longer
than 1/8 (if I remember correctly), a sort of clockwork is used for furth=
delay. This causes the humming sound.