Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/03/09

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: M6 scratching film -Reply
From: "Moore, Andrew" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 08:57:21 -0500

> I have never had to turn so hard as I do when rewinding my M6. As I
> get near the end of the process, I worry about breaking off the rewind
> crank through twisting so hard.

I've noticed this as well.  To reduce the force on the crank, when the
tension is really starting to strengthen (film almost completely
rewound), I turn the crank from two positions 180 degrees from each
other (using my thumb and index finder).