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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] two ?'s.
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Tue, 06 Oct 1998 18:44:13 -0500

At 06:16 PM 10/6/98 +0000, you wrote:

>How is this achieved with a manual shutter dial? On my N90 naturally I just 
>dial it in on the screen. Are there grades in the shutter dial like on a 

You turn the shutter, and it clicks 1/2 way between two standard shutter
speeds. Just like Leica's aperture vs. Nikon's. Leica has 1/2 stops, Nikon
doesn't. A major advantage for Leica when using manual and aperture priority.

>Is this a problem, really? I mean any different from any other SLR? I use 
>an N90 for lots of table top work and it has no MLU and I've never had a 
>problem vibration wise so long as I use a timer and a good tripod. Are the 
>R's noted for vibration problems?

No, but the R7 does give noticeably sharper pictures at slow shutter speeds
because of it.
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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