Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/11/29

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Subject: [Leica] R4 Loading
From: "Aram Langhans" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 15:05:16 -0800

> Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 12:32:19 -0700
> From: Mike Riska <>
> Subject: [Leica] R4
> Message-ID: <>
> References:
> Could someone tell me what the take-up spool should look like
> on an R4?
> I just acquired one and can't seem to figure out how to load it. The
> spool looks like a smooth black cylinder with a flat spot on
> it. Around
> the bottom half there is a white plastic "bushing" with a
> thumb wheel at
> the bottom . It has teeth to engage the film. There is nothing at the
> top of the spool to secure the film. Is something missing here or am I
> just exceedingly dense?  Thanks in advance. Mike Riska
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Go to and dowload page 6.  That has
the information you need.  I scanned the R4 manual for someone else on the
LUG and I haven't gotten around to removing it yet.  I will soon, as I need
the hard drive space.


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