Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Loading the M6
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 10:50:17 -0700

donal & tina,

i've never had a problem loading my m6 (which is chrome, btw). i've often
heard the repeated complaints of difficult loading, but can say this has
never happened to me.

maybe it's like the issue of rf patch flare - some cameras do suffer from
this, others seem not to. tina, it may be like you say: perhaps
types/batches/what-have-you of m6s are more prone to certain things than



p.s. on the issue of loading: i admit to a certain thrill at the thought of
loading my iiif! it's a hell of a lot of fun!

>At 07:28 PM 4/25/00 +0000, you wrote:
>>Funny, but after getting an M6 for the first time over a year ago, I can
>>still load my M2 faster and with less trouble or question than I can the
>>M6.  Half the time I have to pull the roll out and start over and the
>>only way is to push on the film over the shutter and I keep wondering
>>when I'm going to push right through.  And I've read every "how to load
>>an M6" post every written.  Something about an old dog and new tricks
>Donal -
>For some reason, my chrome M6 loads much easier than the black ones.  I
>never have to fiddle or reload the chrome one.  It loads right the first
>time every time.  I have no idea why!
>Tina Manley, ASMP