Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Interesting Leica news
From: D Khong <>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 06:28:05 +0000

I agree that Rollei TLRs are quieter. So is my Kodak Retina IIc. That's an
attribute of in-lens leaf shutters. Leicas are more convenient to shoots
with, have interchangeable lenses and are quiet enough for discreet

Dan K.

>In my opinion the Rollei TLR cameras are much more quite then my Leica M4,
>which is rather quite in itself.
>Mickey Rosenthal
>Rich Lahrson wrote:
>> > You know how Leica M cameras are renowned for being quiet?
>> Hi Martin!
>>      Remember those 'Modern Photography' tests that had the number given
>> for dB level of the sound for the shutter?  I doubt if any tests in the
>> photography press give full information on this as most people would
>> only be confused by it, at least I would.  Face it, we LOVE that
>> Leica sound!  Or what?
>>      Is the Rollei TLR quieter than Leica M camera?  Let's see the
>> evidence!  There both real quite, betting out 35 and roll film single
>> lens reflexes.
>>                                 Cheers,
>>                                                 Rich Lahrson