Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/09

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Subject: RE: [Leica] M motor drive/winder/RabidWinder
From: "bdcolen" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 14:11:02 -0500

Well, I may be off by a bit, but it seems to be the AE1, and then the
A1, were early to mid-70s. And what I was think of in terms of AE wasn't
whether it was analogue or digital, but the fact that it was AE exposure I'll stick with early 70s... ;-)

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[] On Behalf Of Robert G.
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 1:07 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] M motor drive/winder/RabidWinder

At 12:09 PM 1/9/2003 -0500, bdcolen wrote:
>M6= 1954 camera with 1963 metering system
>M7= 1954 camera with 1972 metering system

I think you missed this one by a decade.  The M7 is more like a 1982 
metering system.  I think the 1970's auto cameras still had the needle
moved up and down to display the shutter speed the auto meter 
selected.  The M7 has caught up to the Canon AE-1 or Nikon FE/F3, with
exception of program more.



>B. D.
>-----Original Message-----
>[] On Behalf Of John 
>Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 10:06 AM
>Subject: Re: [Leica] M motor drive/winder/RabidWinder
>If by "burst" you mean continuous, then the M-Motor will do about three

>frames a second. I think the original poster used burst to imply five 
>frames a second or more. The M6 was not designed in the eighties. It is

>a simple adaption of the M3. The M cameras were never designed with a 
>Motor/Winder in mind. They need an electronic connection between the 
>M/W and the body.  As with all purely mechanical M/Ws (including Nikon)

>you have to be careful when using the slow shutter speeds.
>John Collier
>On Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at 07:54 PM, Jerry Lehrer wrote:
> > Isn't it embarrassing to see that a 30 year old Nikon and it's 
> > ancient
> > motor drive pushing an SLR with it's flip-flop mirror can do a burst

> > of exposures; and a newly designed Leica Motor cannot?  The Leica 
> > M-6 was designed looong after the Nikon F2 and it's motor drive was 
> > obsolete.
> >
> > Even the old clockwork MOOLY could do burst exposures.
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