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    Film plate on Leica M7

    Is it easy to lose the film loading thing on the Leica M7? Since you have to take it apart to load the film.

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    It's the base of the camera 1.25 X 5.5" depends how careless you are.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    I've never lost one. Take plate off, take out film, load film, and return plate to camera.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photography/index.html

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    Changing film is a breeze on the M7...I've never lost the plate either!

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    but what if you drop it and it falls into the sewer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cotdt View Post
    but what if you drop it and it falls into the sewer?
    Always change film in the M7 while standing over a pit toilet. The flow in a sewer will wash the base plate away, whereas you can dig it out of a pit toilet.

    Lee

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    I guess it is time to buy a new base plate... before Leica goes out of business
    "If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough." (Robert Capa)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cotdt View Post
    but what if you drop it and it falls into the sewer?
    Well I guess you are SOL as they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamas View Post
    I guess it is time to buy a new base plate... before Leica goes out of business
    really? is leica really going out of business? i thought they were going to become a digital P&S camera company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cotdt View Post
    really? is leica really going out of business? i thought they were going to become a digital P&S camera company.
    Neither of these statements at are all accurate. They are not going out of business nor are they planing to make P&S digital cameras.
    Don Bryant

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