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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 shutter
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Fri, 08 May 1998 13:49:31 +0200


Thanks for the excellent explanation!


Carsten Bockermann wrote:

> Nathan,
> 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 to
> 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 further
> delay. This causes the humming sound.
> Carsten