Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/27

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Shutter speed setting on M6 Classic
From: Henning Wulff <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 10:00:36 -0800
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At 10:08 AM -0500 1/27/03, bdcolen wrote:
>All I can tell you, Austin, is what was reported. And don't forget I'm
>talking about people with lots of gear hanging from necks and shoulders,
>jostling each other at times, banging into things - not someone with a
>single camera, taking great care, etc. I believe, in fact, though I may
>be wrong, that Leica in fact made some sort of modification to the first
>version of the shutter speed dial - was it that they tightened it up, or
>placed a "guard" of some sort on the front? I may be smoking something
>here, but I'm sure that some of our history/equipment/ mavens can set me
>B. D.
>-----Original Message-----
>[] On Behalf Of Austin
>Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 9:54 AM
>Subject: RE: [Leica] Shutter speed setting on M6 Classic
>>  While I think the M5 is a terrific camera, and I like the extended
>>  shutter speed dial, I know that when the camera came out, a number of
>>  PJs specifically complained about that very feature because they found
>>  that the extended dial tended to get knocked about, and the shutter
>>  speed would change, when they were shooting.
>Man, I simply can't imagine what one could be doing such that something
>is rubbing up against the front of your camera WHILE shooting...  That
>sound a bit improbable to me...I mean, the rewind lever is on the front
>of the M6, and, at least with the shooting I's never been
>accidentally tripped...

Yes, I got one of the first ones and the dial was too loose and often 
got shifted inadvertently. The metering was nice, although it didn't 
work with my 21 and 15, and I liked the shutter speed readout, but at 
that time I couldn't use some films (Fuji, I think) because it didn't 
have the Lugs in the spool center needed for rewinding, it felt 
_huge_ in comparison to the M4's, and I never liked the vertical hang.

Some things were fixed during its run, but I got rid of it after a 
couple of years and stayed with M4's.

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