Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/12

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M2 button rewind
From: Bill Satterfield <>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 14:27:23 -0600
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John, I guess most of us know the ins and outs of the M before we 
purchased. My position is that if you want all the bells and whistles, 
then get a point and shoot with auto everything. Then, all you have to 
do is point and shoot. It is like time traveling to me when I use my all 
everything manual Ms.

John Collier wrote:

>Most of them you have to hold the button in while rewinding. THIS IS A MAJOR
>PAIN, Rewinding with a knob is bad enough but having to hold in a button at
>the same time is pure torture. The very last ones had a button that locked
>down just like the lever rewind, these are just as good as the lever wind
>cameras and usually a little cheaper as well. It your button or lever gets
>accidentally depressed it is not a problem. When you go to advance it will
>engage the wind.
>John Collier
>>From: Feliciano di Giorgio <>
>>Ok, just how much of a pain in the neck is the button rewind on the M2?
>>I've heard that it is easily triggered in your bag. Anyone have some
>>real life experience with this? Do you just stick a piece of tape over
>>it and be done with it? I'm considering a offer for a M2 at a good
>>price. Any other quirks particular to this M I should look out for? It's
>>on sale from a reputable dealer.
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