Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/04/21

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Subject: [Leica] the Rose on/off switch
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Wed Apr 21 12:55:01 2004

The problem with the 'pull the advance lever out slightly' on-off switch
is that it's awfully easy for the lever to be pushed out -  in the bag
or on the shoulder. How hard is it to spin the shutter speed dial to OFF
on the TTL, or B on the M6? And if there's that kind of switch, and no
lock that keeps the shutter release from being pushed, you can't end up
with the kind of disaster Ted encountered where some Cro-Magnon airlines
security dolt forces the shutter release down past a 'lock.'

B. D.

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[] On Behalf Of
Aaron Sandler
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 3:51 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] the Rose on/off switch

At 03:28 PM 4/21/2004, Gene wrote:
>I would think the M6 users would have the same problem.  Also if you 
>put the camera away for some period of time, your exposure would almost

>surely change as the light level will change, so why not just turn the 
>camera off? the amount of time it takes to check exposure after turning

>the camera on is negligible and since you would have to adjust exposure

>anyway after a period of off time, you loose no time prior to shooting 
>in this situation.

For some reason I'm in the mood to nitpick today...

The reason this annoys me on my M6TTL is that turning the shutter speed
"Off" is one extra thing to have to do rather than just jamming the
in my bag/pocket/whatever.  Sure, it's not _that_ big a deal, but
ideally I 
would prefer a combination on/off AND shutter lock like the one on the 
Nikon FM2 where you pull the advance lever out slightly to turn the
on.  I find that I do this anyway out of habit, so it'd be perfect for

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