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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    I had a student who had one of these cameras, who took it on a trip abroad. When he got back all the films he took were blank. For this reason alone I would never use this type of camera.
    I had a customer who bought a brand new Leica at my shop who took it on a trip of a lifetime around Africa who when he got home and had all his films processed by my store were all blank, which I didn't understand but after further investigation with the customer I found he had never taken the lens cap off !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I had a customer who bought a brand new Leica at my shop who took it on a trip of a lifetime around Africa who when he got home and had all his films processed by my store were all blank, which I didn't understand but after further investigation with the customer I found he had never taken the lens cap off !!
    I could never figure out how they do that, how did they focus it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fstop View Post
    I could never figure out how they do that, how did they focus it?
    Easy, in a rangefinder camera there's no indication in the combined rangefinder/ viewfinder window that the lens is covered.
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    This is why Leica also makes reflex cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miha View Post
    This is why Leica also makes reflex cameras.
    Leica reflex cameras "for the hard of understanding"
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    Just in the spirit of things people do............

    A young man bought a Canon F1(!), his first 35mm camera.

    The first three rolls of film were completely opaque, edge to edge, full length of the film.
    None of us could figure out what happened until we gave him a roll of film to shoot outside the store. Had him bring it back inside & watched in disbelief as he opened the camera back to make sure the film was rewinding properly.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    Just in the spirit of things people do............

    A young man bought a Canon F1(!), his first 35mm camera.

    The first three rolls of film were completely opaque, edge to edge, full length of the film.
    None of us could figure out what happened until we gave him a roll of film to shoot outside the store. Had him bring it back inside & watched in disbelief as he opened the camera back to make sure the film was rewinding properly.
    The customer I referred to in my original post who bought a Leica M and left the lens cap on insisted on Leica because he had heard it was a good camera, and since he was going on a trip of a lifetime had to have the best, I could have wept for the guy he was so disappointed and felt a little responsible that I had assumed that he knew to remove it.
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    The cap was in the instructiom manual...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmas View Post
    The cap was in the instructiom manual...
    The instruction manual is what people turn to if all else fails .
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    Did he ask someone for recommendation as to which camera to buy?

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