Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] TTL Battery Q
From: John Collier <>
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 07:37:06 -0700

Yes the TTL cameras will still draw power if they are not set to off and the
shutter release is pressed. It is very easy to test, just remove the battery
and use a high quality multimeter to complete the circuit. Here are my
results from the archives:

John Collier

> From: "Julian Thomas" <>
> I've a .58 M6 on it's third set of batteries in 4 months. I've had it
> checked by Leica UK (done in 4 hours unlike the 4 months and counting Leica
> germany are taking to do the rf on my M4) and there is no problem. Now I use
> a softie and whilst I always fire the shutter before putting it in my bag, I
> don't turn it 'off'. This didn't matter on my 'classic'.  Leica UK didn't
> know if the circuit is still active if the shutter dial is not set to off.
> Apparently on the TTL if a flash is attached, the camera circuit is live
> until the shutter dial is set to off regardless of whether the shutter is
> cocked or not. Does anyone know if the camera is live until switched off?

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