Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 TTL questions
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 16:01:45 -0500

> Nathan,
> Yes, it really can be true.  If you don't turn the shutter button to the
> off position, you will go through batteries with devastating rapidity.  I
> learned that to my chagrin last Summer in Honduras where there were no
> batteries to be had for the M6TTL.  None.  Fortunately, I had my M5 with
> me, so I didn't lose metering.  But, it's a good thing I didn't need flash
> on that trip.  Anyway, definitely turn it off.  This is about the only
> thing I don't like about the M6TTL.  Even now, I don't always remember to
> turn the button to off.  Fortunately, I remember enough that I don't run
> through batteries every six weeks anymore.  Another tip:  always carry
> spare batteries with you.
> Regards,
> Brian
......another useful tip is to always carry a small lightmeter.