I know. It would help if I could create a "fake leader" of some sort. Maybe somehow stick a leader made of developed or expired film to get those 2 to 3 extra shots per roll. Thinking of it - why was it ever a good idea to sacrifice so much film just for the leader!?
Has anybody done something like that?
The length of the leader was determined by the design of the original Leica.
As to a fake leader remember you will have to do this in the dark. Not that easy to do.
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