Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/03/29

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Subject: [Leica] R4...can you turn this thing off?
From: grduprey at (
Date: Thu Mar 29 16:51:39 2007


The R4 and newer cameras are electronic, if you pull the battery it is a 
paper weight.  Why would you want to defeat its meter and electronics?  If 
you want a mechanical SLR, you need to go back about 20 years of camera 


-------------- Original message from "John O. Newell" 
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> So, can the meter and LEDs in an R4 be turned fully and definitively OFF? 
> I 
> see nothing about being able to do so. I had an R5 back in the 80s (a 
> great 
> camera, actually, or at least an extremely good one) and I seem to recall 
> that it couldn't be turned off completely, either? 
> I'm not missing any hidden trick? 
> Thanks 
> John 
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