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    How to store leica

    How to store leica, Should the shutter be cocked, should it be on a low or high shutter speed?

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    It should be stored at my house.
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    I store mine loaded with Trix and hung around my neck!

    I don't think it matters. Just use it, and it will outlast those fondler Leicas that never get their shutters tripped

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    I would personally leave the shutter uncocked (fired), shutter speed doesn't matter. I have heard people say that the curtians are tensioned equally regardless of being un/cocked, and if that's the case it doesn't much matter how you store it as long as it isn't in a humid or extreme temperature environment.

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    Store it where you're reminded to pick it up and give it regular exercise at all shutter speeds.

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    Shutter cocked

    in your hand

    otherwise sell it to someone who will store it properly

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    It doesn't really matter, according to most sources I'm familiar with.

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    I always leave all my cameras in the uncocked position. That's simply because I don't want to wind up with a "waste shot" because I trip the shutter while picking up the camera.

    How could the speed setting matter at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    How could the speed setting matter at all?
    It probably doesn't with a Leica, but on some leaf shutters the high speeds are produced with an extra heavy spring (you can usually feel the extra spring tensioning when you set the shutter on the top one or two speeds, if this is the case), and it probably isn't a great idea to store such a shutter on the highest speed.
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    On a M6 setting it on B turns the meter off. Means that if it's in a bag or something and the shutter gets part depressed it wont drain the battery.
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