Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Light leak in M6?
From: Jim Bauman <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 07:29:46 -0700

In a message dated 7/6/99 7:24:46 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>Checking the M6 User's Guide (I have the German edition) I found on page 5,
>under "Lens Dismounting" a cautionary note:  when changing lenses, exposing 
>the shutter to direct sunlight can cause the film to become fogged.

Instruction manuals for the M2 and M3 make a point to tell you to avoid
remving the lens outdoors with bright sun shining on the lems mount area.
Early M4 manuals have a similar warning, but later M4 manuals (red covers)
and M5s do not. Curious. The warning reappears with the M6. No warnings (in
English) specifically mention why, however. 

Jim Bauman