Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/25

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Shutter speed setting on M6 Classic
From: "Buzz Hausner" <>
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 18:13:53 -0500

Can you elaborate on this problem?  Do you have trouble turning a too
stiff dial?  Does your slip too easily?  Can't find it in the dark?  Not
enough traction?

I for one have never had much trouble turning M-6 "Classic" shutter
speed dials in either direction with my right index finger or my right
index finger and thumb if I'm leaping across five or more settings.  I
do know people who solve the traction and control problems by using a
fingernail in the knurling around the speed dial, but I am not aware of
anything higher tech than that.

Two things I would like to mention about M-6 shutter speed setting.  One
is that when I have finished shooting a scene, I always return the
shutter to 1/50.  That way, when I start shooting, I know instinctively
what my speed is without looking.  Two, is that can't use a softie
because I always trip the shutter when I change shutter speeds because
my right finger hits the softie when I reach over it to move the speed

	Buzz Hausner

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jerry
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 5:41 PM
Subject: [Leica] Shutter speed setting on M6 Classic


I have been using M2's and M3's with the MR-4 meter for many years.
Changing shutter speeds has been super easy with the large, knurled
knob/wheel, high up on the meter.

When I started to use an M6, with it's internal meter, I found it a PITA

to use the almost flush mounted, tiny shutter speed wheel.

What do you guys do?  I was tempted to design and build an extension
for the wheel/knob, but I figure that this problem has been going on
for quite a while.

Don't suggest that I put a M6ttl or M7 knob on it, as the location
is different, as is the direction of rotation.

What to do?  What to do?


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