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

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Subject: [Leica] M6TTL shutter speed dial
From: Jim Laurel <>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 10:24:58 -0700

Why all this carping about the direction of rotation of the new M6TTL
shutter speed dial?

We should all remember that it is the current (i.e., classic) M6 that has a
backwards-turning shutter-speed dial.  Unlike the aperture ring, which you
turn in the direction of the red led arrow to set exposure, you turn the
shutter speed dial in opposite direction that the arrow is pointing.

The R6.2 shutter speed dial makes much more sense.  You turn it in the
direction of the arrow, just like the aperture ring.  Now, Leica has
corrected the M6 in the new TTL version so that it's consistent.

Only on the LUG would we decry such a design improvement.  ;-)

Jim Laurel
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