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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] An M7 glitch report
From: "J. Gilbert Plantinga" <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 15:50:28 -0400

Read the manual, p. 67! That's not a "6" it's a "b" as in BATTERY 
CHECK." Your batteries are about shot, cough up for some new ones, or 
shoot at 1/60 - 1/125. The earlier post about the shutter locking up was 
also NOT A GLITCH. When the camera is set to auto and the meter sees no 
light, such as when winding on the first two frames, the shutter stays 
open for the full 32-second maximum, and the previous poster lacked 
either the nerve or the understanding to simply turn the shutter dial, 
which then trips the shutter.

Why can't people KISS and stop picking on this wonderful new Leica?


On Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at 02:11  PM, Paul Chefurka wrote:

> On Wed, 08 May 2002 10:39:08 -0700, Douglas Herr<>
> wrote:
>>> 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
> diagnose.
> Paul
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