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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leaf Shutters
From: "Joe Stephenson" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 19:36:52 -0700

You are quite correct, George. Leica did make the Model B (AKA model I) from
1926 to 1930. Comparatively few were made. The f3.5 50m Elmar lens was
permanently attached to the camera, a fact that would temper its sweetness.
I've never seen one, but I suspect they are high-priced collector's items.
This info is from the Leica Manual c. 1956.
Joe Stephenson.
- -----Original Message-----
From: George Huczek <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, October 03, 1998 4:40 PM
Subject: [Leica] Leaf Shutters

>Re: lamenting over the 1/50 sync speed for the new M6TTL.  Can anyone
>update me on why leaf shutters are no longer made for the Leica.  I may be
>mistaken, but I thought that about 51 years ago they did make a lens with a
>Compur shutter.  Wouldn't that be sweet.  Set the lens at 1/500, and get
>TTL synch fill flash using fast film outdoors.  Besides having to pay for
>the extra cost of having lenses with built-in shutters, why isn't this
>option available?