Shutter sound at long times

reinierv

New Member
Hi
When i use shutter speeds below 1/8th of a second it sound as if the mechanics are not in sync with the shutter...I mean you still hear a sound (like a mech self timer running down) even when the shutter already closed. The longer the shutter time, the longer it lasts

The body recently had a CLA so I guess it is normal, I really don't use these times often so can't remember hearing them before
 

faria

Member
Hi,

As far as I know all Leica M's do this kind of mech clock timer noise that lingers on even after the shutter cloth is closed, below 1/15th of a second. My M3's do this as well as my M6TTL. The one that does not do such a sound is the Leica CL ( M mountmade by Minolta under Leitz License ) as it must have a totally different shutter block.

Regards,

Fernando
 

kenneth

Member
Hi
When i use shutter speeds below 1/8th of a second it sound as if the mechanics are not in sync with the shutter...I mean you still hear a sound (like a mech self timer running down) even when the shutter already closed. The longer the shutter time, the longer it lasts

The body recently had a CLA so I guess it is normal, I really don't use these times often so can't remember hearing them before
That is exactly as it should be. The shutter mechanism is clockwork and not electronic so at slower speeds it is quite noticeable. And isn't it wonderful that we can shoot hand held at slow speeds and produce wonderful sharp images
 
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