Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/12

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M7 Handicapped?
From: Christer Almqvist <>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 16:09:41 +0200
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The German sales literature uses the term "stufenlos" for shutter 
speed adjustment in automatic mode which translates to something like 
"stepless" or as said below "continous"

A local dealer here has a sort of Leica day today (never seen any 
discounts from Leica on such occasions here though) and I actually 
held the camera in my hands. I was a bit disappointed that several 
segment of the LED display did not work. On a demonstrator. Early in 
the morning. On the first day.

Still I guess I'll have to get one sooner or later. My wife bought 
Leica shares, I bought Leica cameras. Guess whose investment was 
better. What about that for an argument? On second thought, perhaps 
not that good after all.


>If my reading of the manual is correct, the shutter speed is 
>_continuously_ variable in auto mode; the display shows the nearest 
>half stop, but the exposure is actually far more accurate.
>On Friday, April 12, 2002, at 02:14  AM, Logan Reinwood wrote:
>>My understanding is that im Manual mode you cannot select 
>>intermediate speed on the M7. In Auto mode, the camera select the 
>>appropriate speed
>>in 1/2 stop progression: 1/1000 - 1/750 - 1/500 - 1/375 - 1/250 etc.
>>(and you can read these speeds in the VF.
>>Thus, putting the camera in Auto allow you to have intermediate 
>>speed with associated measure.
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