Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/01/23

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Subject: [Leica] Loading the M....Hows that again
From: Bill Erfurth <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 11:44:15 -0800 (PST)

John Collier wrote:

- - -baseplate off
- - -camera upside down lens toward you
- - -insert film so that leader tip lightly touches
- - -flip back open to make sure film not hung up
- - -shut back and hold it shut with thumb
- - -reattach baseplate and SLOWLY advance through the
two frames

This can be done on a table,"IN ONE HAND", in the
whatever, ..."
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Hi John,

I want to see you do it "IN ONE HAND".  I think that
would be a little difficult, if not impossible,  for
the most M users to a reasonable
amount of time.

Second, where the hell do you find a table when you
are in a moving crowd of people, or while walking with
a parade, or running to get in to position for your
next shot?  Photographers have given up the Leica Ms
for the same reason the army gave up muzzle loading

The M has it's place in photography, but shooting
where fast re-loading is required is not it.



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