Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M7 Battery
From: John Collier <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 13:33:30 -0700

On the M6TTL, even if the shutter is not wound, if the shutter release 
is pushed in it will drain the battery. As long as there is no pressure 
on the shutter release there is no battery drain. That is why you need 
to set the dial to OFF when putting it in a bag. The M7 may be 

John Collier

On Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at 09:15 AM, Austin Franklin wrote:

>> I loaded my new M7 with film last night, advanced it to 0, fired this
>> shutter and did not advance to the first frame. I  discovered this AM
>> that I left the camera on all night. How much did this drain the
>> battery? I advanced to frame one this Am and every thing lit up in the
>> viewfinder. I guess I need to go get a back up battery anyway.
> Hi Bill,
> I thought that if you don't advance the shutter, the camera is off.  
> That is
> how the M6 works...once you fire it, the meter does not display.

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