Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] no off switch on M6
From: Dennis Painter <>
Date: Tue, 06 Oct 1998 06:40:04 -0700

George Huczek wrote:
> At 05:07 PM 04/10/98 -0700, you wrote:
> [cut]
> >I use a soft release and in order to avoid tripping the shutter when the
> >camera is in the bag I have made a plastic 'thingie' that slips under
> >the soft release between it and the camera.
> >If anyone has access to polyethelyene of the right thickness I would
> >like to try making one and seeing if it prevents meter actuation too.
> >
> Try using one or two of those bread bag plastic clips that are used to seal
> bread bags.  I haven't tried it, but I think it may be worth a try.  If one
> is too thin, try gluing two together to provide the right thickness.  I'm
> used to just leaving the shutter uncocked after the last exposure so it
> doesn't fire inadvertently.
>  _
> [o] -GH

Two problems, gluing plastic is an exercise in frustration, it doesn't!

and the plastic in those tabs is hard. The poly is softer and more
flexible, it just 'fits' better.