Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/12[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Some people here have commented on a strange idiosyncrasy of the M6 (and perhaps earlier M models), that of the flash being triggered when pressing down on the uncocked shutter release button while a live sync cord is attached to the camera. Well today I found it very usefull. In the middle of a modelling session, the flash stopped working. Without wasting film, and with the sync cord still attached to the camera, I was able to determine that there was a break in the wire leading up to the PC plug, by fiddling with the wire while repeatedly pressing down on the shutter button. Changing wires solved the problem. Dan C.