Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Need Help on R8
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 1998 18:42:12 -0400

Hey, c'mon, my 13 year old Minolta 9000 has manual advance, and an optional
motor drive that hums along at 5.5 fps.   I agree with you, this seems like
a poor excuse.

Dan C.

At 06:00 PM 03-10-98 +0200, Pascal (or Lucien ?) wrote:

>The problem has to do with the fact that it is apparently very difficult 
>to put a high speed (4 frames per second) drive on a camera which has 
>also a manual film advance lever. This problem is much more important 
>than with the winder (only 2 fps) because the motor needs much more 
>"pulling" power.
>I reminded them of the Nikon FM mechanical body with manual film advance 
>I purchased back in 1982 (with Nikon MD12 motordrive up to 3.5 fps), so I 
>don't know what is really going on. The only comment was that they feel 
>very sorry about it.
>This sad fact will, of