Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/12

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Subject: [Leica] Summilux Asph arrives
From: doubs43 at (Walker Smith)
Date: Mon Jul 12 22:58:58 2004

>It is smooth as glass from infinity to 0.7m. It is when you are going 
>back that it hangs a bit. Makes it a two finger job not one.

My father used to tell me about the old-time news photographers who had 
a callous running the length of their finger because instead of turning 
the film advance on their Leica with their thumb and finger, they'd 
simply drag their finger across the knob....... a very quick way of 
advancing the film. The Leica was smooth enough to do that. It works but 
I can see why a callous would form. The knurles on the knob are rough!