Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Softie
From: (Ted Grant)
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 18:14:19 -0800

B. D. Colen" wrote:

>I know this always sounds like a stupid problem/comment....but has anyone
>else found that in the winter, when they wear sweaters, bulky coats, etc.,
>that the Softie ends up eating a lot of film? I know, if the camera isn't
>cocked it can't go off...and that's fine for putting it in the bag...But I
>find that when it's over my shoulder this time of year it invariably gets


Sandy Carter and I have been saving ours for a nuveau photo art show one of
these days.:)  However there are only so many armpit versions you can use!

After all these years of re-cocking immediately after making an exposure,
it's tough to break such an inbred habit. But one just has to learn not to
do it  while using the softie release.

Besides in the winter pretty wll everything operates in a kind of slow
motion giving you enough time to re-cock as the camera is on the way to
your eye. :)

Ted Grant
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