Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Seeking SM body cap
From: "Douglas Herr" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 01:50:03 +0800

Walter S Delesandri wrote:
> Help me out here.  I've done 35mm photography on
> and off for nearly 30 years now, and there's 
> something I've NEVER understood.....What do you use 
> a body cap for?
> I have one, it came with my M4P, and I have it in 
> the box.  If you have at least one lens per body, 
> then you don't need a body cap.  If you
> DON'T have one lens per body, then you have TOO 
> MANY BODIES (sell me one, a cheap user M4)
> I'm sorry if this sounds cynical, I HONESTLY have 
> never found a use for a body cap.  I guess if you 
> were "storing" bodies, but then why not just put 
> them in a zip-lock bag with silica gel?...
> What DO ya'll use 'em for?
> Walt
I have a 2nd body pre-loaded with film so that when I've got an unrepeatable opportunity to photograph some critter, I can "re-load" with the pre-loaded body much more quickly than re-loading one body.  I keep a body cap on the 2nd body to keep dust out.  Works great as long as I remember to put film in the camera.

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Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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