Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M-6 Scratches on Pressure Plate
From: "Gareth Jolly" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 19:46:52 +1000

Far be it from me to counsel caution on this topic, but I'd recommend
running another test first.

Some negative sleeves scratch film.  To eliminate this variable, try running
a roll through the
Leica, then (rather than processing it) visually inspecting the undeveloped
film with a desk lamp held at an angle to the film.  You'll need to closely
inspect it, angling the
film this way and that.  If it's scratched, the scratches will catch the

Incidentally, anyone know if M6 pressure plates are interchangeable with
earlier M series?