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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] TTL Battery Q
From: "Julian Thomas" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2001 16:17:54 +0100
References: <>

Thanks John.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "John Collier" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] TTL Battery Q

> Yes the TTL cameras will still draw power if they are not set to off and
> shutter release is pressed. It is very easy to test, just remove the
> 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
> > germany are taking to do the rf on my M4) and there is no problem. Now I
> > 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
> > know if the circuit is still active if the shutter dial is not set to
> > 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
> > cocked or not. Does anyone know if the camera is live until switched
> >

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