Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/10

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Subject: [Leica] Screw-thread Leicas
From: Herbert & Lee Kanner <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 18:18:07 -0800

On those old Leicas, for speeds above 1/20, the slow speed dial on 
the front was supposed to be set at "20".  For speeds below 1/20, the 
ones were the speed was selected on the slow speed dial, the main 
control was supposed to be set at "20".  Does anyone know what would 
happen if the slow speed dial was set for a longer exposure than 1/20 
and the main dial set for something faster than 1/20?  Would one get 
gear salad, or would a slit narrower than the 35mm frame just pause 
somewhere in the frame for the length of time demanded by the slow 
speed dial?

I've been wondering about this for years, but never remember to ask 
when in the company of someone who might know.

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