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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Screw-thread Leicas
From: "Mike Durling" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 22:36:13 -0500
References: <p05100300b88cd8b858a2@[]>

On the faster speeds it does not matter what the slow dial is set to.  The
slow gear train is not engaged.  The exception is the Bulb setting.  Then
when you let go of the shutter it delays closing the second curtain by
whatever you set the slow speed dial to.

Mike D

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From: "Herbert & Lee Kanner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 9:18 PM
Subject: [Leica] Screw-thread Leicas

> 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.
> Herb
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