Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/02/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] MP and rewind crank.
From: Rolfe Tessem <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 09:47:07 -0500
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John Collier wrote:
> Unlike all the other rewind cranks, it has a substantial top to it. This 
> would be enough to compensate for the open side. It does not have to be 
> very rigid. I never used the setscrew on my Wasserman rewind crank. I 
> just held it on with a bit of silicone.
> John Collier

My understanding is that the gearing on the MP rewind is different from 
the gearing on the M2/M3. The explanation I heard was that this is to 
make rewinding faster on the new camera. If so, I would assume that this 
means a higher gear ratio and therefore somewhat greater resistance when 
rewinding. Maybe this is why Leica felt the need to offer the accessory 
crank? I guess time will tell...


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Rolfe Tessem
Lucky Duck Productions, Inc.

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