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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] M sound levels
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 22:32:23 -0600

At 11:19 AM 3/9/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Can't speak for the Graflex, but the speed graphic was a rather quite
>camera.  All there was was the sound of that compur shutter, very quiet.
>The film, being 4x5 had no advancement except pulling out the sheet and
>flipping it.  Not too noisy, and depending on how slowly one did this very

The Graflex, being a reflex camera, made lots of noise. A speed graphic 
also has a focal plane shutter used for some things. And the remove the 
film holder, flip it and jerk out the darkslide, in a speedy manner like 
journalists tend to do, it's a whole lot more noisy than an M6. But this is 
being picky.

the M6 is such an unobtrusive camera that I've often taken people's 
pictures form less than 10 feet away and they aren't aware that I took a 
picture. Often on the street, or in a crowded room, the ambient noise is 
enough to cover a motor driven Pentax LX, or Hasselblad! :-)

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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