Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
The OP was referring to a LTM camera, not an M, at least the illustration would suggest it in the original article. And don't try to suggest that an original II/III is not fiddly - not only do you have to thread the film into the take-up spool, but you have to specially trim the leader to boot.
Until the 60s (I think), all 35mm film had long leaders.