Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/12

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Subject: [Leica] Re: LUG Digest, Vol 28, Issue 162
From: Summicron1 at (
Date: Tue Oct 12 18:41:33 2004

thanks john, 

yeah, the sound is the same as if you wind the film with the rewind button 
only very slightly depressed, a kind of "something rubbing/bouncing on a 
gear" and definitely in the camera, not the winder. when I use the winder 
camera makes the sound, but there is no slipping/grabbing/etc or anything 
like that. 

I noticed when Sherry Krauter sent it back last year that the button does 
stay down firmly all the time, and wonder if that is something wrong -- I 
no idea at the time because I had nothing with which to compare the camera, 
my other M is an M3.

In any event, I have written explaining the problem/question to Sherry, who 
serviced the camera last year, and hopefully she will know if it is 
good/bad/whatever, and certainly can fix it.


In a message dated 10/12/04 1:12:21 PM, writes:

> Message: 13
> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 08:33:59 -0600
> From: John Collier <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] rapidwinder/M2 question
> To: Leica Users Group <>
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> I am a little confused by your description but it does not sound
> normal. The gear slipping sound/feel if you hit the rewind button
> during winding is normal but it should do it with both the RW and the
> normal wind. It is not a good thing to do by the way.
> The M2 RW has a built in clutch which will slip under heavy loads. Tom
> put it there for some reason I cannot recall right now. Instead of a
> smooth single stroke to wind on the camera, it gives a notchy feel
> which requires multiple strokes to finish the wind. It only comes into
> play if you try to "slam" the wind (which you can do with the normal
> RW).
> Hope this helps,
> John Collier

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