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I have a chance to buy an M7 very inexpensively and would like more of your opinion on the camera. Buying it would mean that I have to sell another camera (wife demands it). Have you found the metering accurate? Any odd traits?
I bought a Leica M 7 (black); 0.85 mg. but decided for the wrong mg. My eyes are not good for this mag.Is anyone interested in exchanging to a 0.72 (black). My M 7 ist one month old, absolutely new, 1 roll. Please phone me during the week +49 175 576 6175 (pls. only Germany, Switzerland, Austria).
I have been using my black M7 for about 5 months now.
It gets moderate amateur use. I have just noticed that the black finish is beginning to wear of the edge of the on/off switch. Anyone out there got similar problems??
I have been using my black M7 for about 5 months now. It gets moderate amateur use. I have just noticed that the black finish is beginning to wear of the edge of the on/off switch. Anyone out there got similar problems??
John, you need to use the camera more so the patina will spread to other parts of the camera. After it reaches ten years old, it will really look nice! You've got a good start there!
My M7 has a blinking "dot" both in auto and manual. It is constantly there. it is just below the left triangle, and aligned below the exposure lock dot above when it is activated by pressing the shutter part way.
Does anyone know if the M7 will select a shutter speed when in aperature mode and with flash in TTL? Another words does the meter still work or does it default to 1/50th? The meter in my Nikon F3 shuts off when the flash is on. I rented a N90s for a job yesterday and it felt cheep in my hands. I'll spare you the complaints. Why couldn't Leica get a flash sinc of at least 1/125? Is it the type of shutter they use or not enough space?
the slow X-sync is a result of the hyped silent, horizontal moving shutter. When the camera actuates flash, the whole 24x36mm frame has to be "naked". This means that the 1st curtain must have travelled the whole 36mm, but the 2nd curtain must be still in starting position. At anything shorter than 1/50, the 2nd curtain starts before the 1st one reaches the end.
Nevertheless, if the to-be-illuminated-main-subject is in the middle of the frame, but not at the edges, you can flash at shorter exposures. Try out if 1/125 works well, I think anything shorter will not.
I hope to give you some information about the flash sinc with the Leica M7.
Everything I've read before is right, but there's something to add.
You can have a sinc on all times simply using the HHS (High Speed Sincronization). The only thing needed is a SCA adapter 3501. It is integrated in the Leica SF20 flash unit. It is possible (and recomended by the same Leica) use a Metz 54 MZ3 flash unit. In this case i can't tell you if the SCA is intergrated in the flash unit, but I think it's easy to know from your dealer.
Sorry for the non complete information, but I use Leica also for avoiding using flash, so that I have no direct experience.
Sorry for my bad english and enjoy your M7,
I'm sorry for my incorrect information, but it is just what my dealer and freind has told me few minute ago by phone. So I've believed it is true.
If it isn't I beg your pardon.
As said, I'm not a flash user, since I will never understand (and don't want to understand) why it is needed with lenses f:1 or f:1,4.
Very sorry for misinformation, if it is so.