Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] motordrive moron
From: "\(SonC\) Sonny Carter" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 19:45:05 -0600
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Sorry Martin, I do not have that problem with the new motor.  I found a
torque problem with the old winder M.  I LOVE this one though


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From: "Martin Howard" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 6:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] motordrive moron

> Unfortunately, the Leica motor for M cameras has a terrible, massive
> design flaw: It bangs the shutter release into your finger for each
> frame it shoots, jostling the whole camera/lens around in your hand.
> Ok, so someone said that it's a result of the M having a mechanical
> shutter release (or something like that) but don't the Nikon F and F2
> have mechanical shutter releases too?  I can't remember the motors for
> *those* cameras banging the crap out of your shutter finger...
> Leica get a number of things just right.  And then they get some things
> just clearly plain wrong.  But expect us to be too enthrawled by the
> red dot to notice.  Or something.
> M.
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