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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Shutter speed setting on M6 Classic
From: "bdcolen" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 13:16:09 -0500

Glad to know that I'm not dreaming that up - although I love the size
and feel of the camera, and am not bothered by the LUGs. Not that I ever
owned one. :-)

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Henning
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 1:01 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Shutter speed setting on M6 Classic

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 straight.
>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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