Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/04

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
From: Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie)
Date: Mon Oct 4 23:20:24 2004
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I was a Contax and Contarex user, and have used Nikon rangefinders and 
a Nikon F once or twice, all a pain to load. The M loading system is my 
all time favourite. The flimsy hinged back jobs have caught up now with 
auto load, but I am always scared the back will break whilst open. It 
is such a flimsy thing just by virtue of the form factor. My Fuji 617 
back is scarily flexy, amazed it stays light tight.

On 4 Oct, 2004, at 23:34, Vick Ko wrote:

> That's a good question.
> Of the million of Nikon F users, I don't recall them complaining about
> load an F on the run.
> How did they do it?
> Same for the Contax and Contarex users, and those spools fell out!
> regards
> Vick
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of
> Emanuel Lowi
> Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 6:19 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
> And for those of you who condemn film loading a Leica
> M -- with its skinny baseplate that you grip with your
> teeth and an attached flip-up back door -- consider
> loading a Nikon RF, with its removable combined
> base/back that is nearly as big as the entire camera.
> Where do you put that while carefully threading the
> film into the take-up spool, on the run?
> Emanuel Lowi
> Montreal
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