Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] [leica] M6 battery-cap with slit
From: Mark Walberg <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 12:58:37 -0600

>leica offers now (or since a few month) a new battery-cap with slit,
>wich you can open easy just with a coin (and not with some pince you
>hardly can reach in the certain moment...)

Wow!  Now there is a technological advance!  I'm sure that Leica waited
until this technology and design was fully mature before releasing it.

To paraphrase Dan'l Post:
I think Leica, for the most part, has, and is, slowly making history by
comng up with relatively 'fast' battery cap. Unfortunately, such precision,
and careful research takes time; they can't work out all the 'bugs'
overnight.  For years the camera industry, particularly the Japanese made
great inroads into the market using Leitz and Zeiss designs- made some good
battery caps too, but when it came to introducing innovations, they were
underwhelming. All the while, Leitz/Leica has been plodding along, and now
is starting to introduce some pretty amazing battery caps. It'll take the
rest of
the industry a long time and a lot of back engineering to come close. I just
hope the prices aren't so high on the Leica stuff that I won't be able to
get some of it for my own!

(Apologies to Dan'l Post)