Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 battery cover slot
From: thomas boehm <>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 02:30:56 -0700 (PDT)

just one question: where can i get this psychedelic tape?

- ---Spencer Clarke  wrote: Dear Group:  
> Regards the thread on "slots in M6 battery covers", I have a
situation of
> grave concern.
> My M6 battery cover has, from birth, never been blessed with a slot.
> Just one of those genetic things I suppose.
> However, over the period of the group's discussion of this all
> subject a curious and unexplained slot phenomenon has begun to
> itself.
> First I noticed a light serration on the cover where the slot would
> be. As days rolled by I noticed the beginnings of what could only be
> described as a slot. This was frightening as I hadn't bought a
> slot and didn't want a slot and really wasn't a battery slot type of
> photographer.
> As the scribed area deepen, it  really became embarrassing to take
> camera out in public.
> In fact, I made the fateful decision to cover the affected area with
> "Group" approved red spot black electrical tape.
> What a visceral relief to be able to take my beloved M6 out in
public and
> not have the damnable battery cover slot showing, which by this time
> grown to a full length and depth standard slot.
> Well, I ask you to imagine my surprise, not to mention my horror and
> embarrassment when last night I removed the black tape to replace it
with a
> new bit of tape and there to my unbelieving eyes was the horrid
slot, but
> now; it was painted red like the red dot on the front of my camera.
> Feverishly I reached for more black tape when I discovered there was
> no more on the tape spool. To make matters worse I have been
informed that
> as a result of recent hurricane Bonnie there is no  more black  tape
to be
> had.
> What to do? Not only about the now dammed red slot,  but now I think
I have
> noticed the numbers & letters on the film speed dial on the camera
> taking on a slight pinkish hue.  Please, suggestions for a fellow
> Spencer Clarke

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