Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: NOW...M6 piece of cake.
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 09:20:00 -0800
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>The older cameras are better as they have a pronounced curve on the film
>gate edge. I have never had problems loading my M2 or my M4-2s; never
>had to flip down the back. When loading my M6TTL, I have to flip open
>the back and make sure it has slipped past or it will jam every time. I
>find it helps to load the film cartridge in first so that the film goes
>across the gate at an angle.
>John Collier

Back to B.D.'s favorite subject I see...

Now, as for TTL loading... wait a minute, that doesn't sound right. Some
smart a** is going to accuse me of trying to load the film through the

As I was saying, as for loading a TTL, no problem, unlike what John has
reported above. I just drop in the film, see to it that a bit of the leader
is in the take up spool, then I make sure that the sprocket teeth are
engaging the perforations on the film and that's that. I've never had a

BTW, I've been using a Rapidwinder for about a month now, sans tulip. Never
had a misload there either. If you've made sure that the film perforations
are engaged by the sprocket teeth no tulip is necessary, as some [including
Tom A. who made the thing] have said.

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