Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Power switch
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 19:48:13 -0400

Question:  Will the shutter release while the shutter dial is in the "off"
position?  If so, at what speed?

Dan C.

At 06:35 PM 04-10-98 EDT, you wrote:
>I read with some interest the news that the [so-called] "new" M6 was to
>have an "off" position on the shutter dial, to "turn off the
>electronics", and I presumed that meant the meter, which has always very
>adequately been performed by the "B" setting.  What the M camera could
>always have benefitted from is a firing button lock.  My problem has
>never been battery; rather a missed shot due to the camera having
>accidentally fired in the holdall and my not realising it until I pressed
>the button.