Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Shutter speed accuracy
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 10:04:47 -0700

At 12:04 PM 6/28/98 +0200, you wrote:
>Any electronically controlled shutter will beat any mechanically controlled
>one by a large margin. The electronic shutter also keeps its accuracy over
>a longer period of time. It is well known that the famous Nikon F shutter
>after a year's hard work has a nominal 1/000 that is actually a 1/700 or
>even less.

As I've mentioned a couple of times in the past, I own (in my family) an
R4sP that has, every time it has been checked at a Leica "clean and check"
gathering, reported 0% error on all speeds, 1 sec to 1/1000th sec. Ernst
Hartmann told me that I should keep it as obviously everything is in
perfect "tune" within this camera. A couple of years ago I upgraded to
R7's, but kept this particular R4sP in the family. I traded one of my sons
this R4sP camera for his R3. And traded in the R3 towards the R7's. The
R4sP has an electronic shutter.