User comments btil June 2003

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What is your experience with the this camera, what is your way of using it?
 
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it makes a great, interchangeable lens point and shoot. i have used it for weddings, candid street photography and pet/children portraits. i am very pleased with this new platform.
 
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Roger,
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?

Regards,
Chuck
 
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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).
 
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Hi Joachim,

you can copy your posting also in the buy and sell section. The likelyhood, that an intereted person will see it might be higher there. Good luck!

dirk
 
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I have a question regarding the M7 0.85x version.

Understand that this version viewfinder provides brightlines to indicate focal length of 35, 50, 75, 90 & 135mm.

And based on the Leica-Camera website that describe the 35mm brightline, there seems to be some extra viewing area outside the 35mm box. Can that be used as a 28mm focal length indication?

Or do I really need to get a 28mm Viewfinder Add-on for a 28mm lenses?

Please advise.
 
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Hi Elson,

The extra viewing area outside the 35 mm box is on the Leica-Camera website much more than in reality. The additional space around the 35 mm box cannot be used for an indication for a 28 mm lens.

Hope, that helps.
 
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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 C
 
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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 C

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!

Sonny Carter
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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.

Is this blinking dot normal?

tylervance@cox.net
 
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Tyler,

I do not own a M7, but I know that the dot will be back if you change = film speed to anything else but "DX".

An often disliked "feature".
 
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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?
 
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John,

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.

Till
 
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Till's technique worked with cameras up to the M6. For the M6TTL and M7, it won't. The flash will not fire if a shutter speed faster than 1/50 is selected.
 
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Dear John,
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,
Stefano.
 
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Stefano,

Your statement that the HSS works with the SF20 is incorrect. The HSS only works with the Metz 54 MZ3. That clearly stated even on their website, no reason for confusion here.
 
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Dear Bas,
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.
Stefano.
 
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Once again, does the meter work when the flash is on? Even if only for speeds of 1/50th or below.
 
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