Leica M4-P shutter speed tolerance question
I just received a recently purchased M4-P from the auction site, here's the e**y item # if you want to take a look: 230954246184
Anyhow, point of my question is this:
I wanted to double check the "recently CLA'd" shutter speeds myself, and found some slight tolerances in the marked vs. actual speed readouts using my shutter speed tester.
Anyhow, most of the "major" ones were on the low and high end of the scale(funny enough, where I usually shoot the most, 1/15-1/60, and 1/250-1/1000...
Here's the readouts(the tested speed is an average of 3 test per setting)
Now, most of the speeds I can live with, and I know this is an older model, so some slight loss or ramping up of speeds are to be expected. Its mechanical after all .
However, I thought that on the higher speeds(especially 1/500 & 1/1000) the difference between marked and actual would be so great(like 1 stop or slightly more!).
The main point of my concern regarding this is that I like to shoot primarily transparency film. If I shot negatives only I wouldn't really worry that much about it. But I like shooting chrome, and want to continue to do so with this camera.
Yes, carrying a small card around with speeds on it isn't THAT bad, but it'd still be nice to know the camera is at least within 1/3 stop or so on speeds... Some say they can't see 1/3 of a stop on a transparency, but I know I can
Last edited by DanielStone; 04-06-2013 at 02:51 PM. Click to view previous post history.