Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/09

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Subject: [Leica] SL Help
From: Doug Herr <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 21:26:32 -0400

On Thu, 9 Jul 1998, James Burris wrote:

>I just purchased a SL and while the camera fires perfectly, there seem t=
>be some problems with it.  Firstly,  looking through the viewfinder, the=

>image appears a little musky (brownish?) in color.  Is that typical for
>these cameras?  I was under the impression that the SL had a very bright=

>viewfinder, but this one isn't as bright as my R cameras.  Also can
>enlighten me as to how the metering system works on these cameras and wh=
>does that little arm in the viewfinder do?  I suspect that there may be
>something wrong with the camera's meter as the needle just sits at the t=
>of the viewfinder unless I press the switch and then while I hole it dow=
>it sits at the bottom.  It never stays anywhere in between no matter whi=
>shutter/aperature combination I use.


The meter button you're pressing is the battery test button.  Turn the
meter on by pulling the film winding lever away from the camera body.  If=

it still doesn't work the camera needs some service.  SL viewscreens tend=

to turn yellowish with age.  Yours needs replacement.

>P.S.  It is a very impressive looking and feeling camera!!

Just wait until you start using it!

- -Doug