Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Week 07 & Use of Soft Releases
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 16:40:27 EDT

Steve writes:

<<  I have always wondered about the benefits of a soft
 release, so, maybe somebody can explain it to me because I do not see how
 the shutter release on a Leica could be any softer.
 Annapolis >>


I believe it must be totally camera dependent. I have a ten year old M6 that 
feels like it takes 20 lbs. to release without a soft release, and only feels 
like 2 oz. with a soft release, (I use an old Nikon soft button). I also have 
a 1957 M3 that is totally soft just as it came from the factory. IMO if the 
release is too firm for comfort, the addition of a soft release is worth far 
beyond it's cost.

Regards, Paul Connet