Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] An M7 glitch report
From: Paul Chefurka <>
Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 14:11:02 -0400
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On Wed, 08 May 2002 10:39:08 -0700, Douglas Herr<>

>> I will admit to a little disappointment, 
>> though, that the very system that adds the new 
>> functionality to this camera is the one that is 
>> showing problems.
>so, would you expect the film advance or rangefinder to have teething problems when auto-exposure is added to the camera???  The new features are where glitches should be expected if they show up at all.

I don't think I expressed that very well.  I'm not surprised at all by the
problems occurring in the new portions of the system, since there won't be
any teething problems in the established bits and pieces.  It's just a
vague sense of disappointment, since this is the first time I've seen a
problem with a Leica other than RF adjustments.

Frankly, it's probably just infant mortality in a resistor on the PCB -
nothing to get terribly exercised about, except for the thought of having
to send it back to Solms for repair.

I do remember an earlier report of the shutter button locking up in use,
and that's mainly why I posted this.  It was nice to see the error code
flashing in the VF, though - it should make it a trivial problem to


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