Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/11

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Subject: RE: [Leica] new speed dial rotation direction ?(was:CdI Web site)
From: "Harrison McClary" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 14:08:25 -0500

Could be they are getting all of their dials to turn the same way, both M&R, 
since they now are backwards from each other. 

Maybe if they are using the same ttl circuits as in the R8 they are also using 
the same dial gearing??

>>Modifications in respect to the M6 :....
>  >>....  a new shutter speed dial which turns in the contrary way
> (!!),
>  .......
>  >> Dominique
>  Could this have anything to do with new accessories which may be
> coming along, such as the oft-touted OTF flash metering or whatnot?  Is it
> a requirement for compatibility with somebody else's product or feature? 
> It still sounds like a remarkably bad idea.

Harrison McClary