"Tick" sound when advancing film

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by matt_shimao, Nov 7, 2000.

  1. Hello,

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    I just purchased a new M6TTL. When I advance the film, I hear a distinct "tick" from the frame counter. This doesn't happen after frame 38, when the counter stops advancing. This happens with or without film.

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    Is this normal? The photos aren't affected, it is just a bit irritating. I don't remember hearing a tick when I played with the display model in the store. My serial number is 2550xxx. Maybe this is a new phenomenon?

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    Thanks for your help,
     
  2. It is normal; my camera (2472xxx) makes a very subtle click as
    well. It is a mechanical camera, it is going to make some noise.
    Please go to a camera store and try out a Beesa R or any
    inexpensive SLR and then you will know what noisy is. One
    problem with using an M camera is that it is so quiet we get very
    sensitive to any little noise. I find it very difficult to use an SLR
    now as all that clunking and clanking leaves me shaken and
    wanting to sit down and take a little rest :). It is the reactions of
    the people you are photographing that will let you know just how
    quiet an M camera is.

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    Cheers
     

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