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    Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    Just received my M.

    Of course it may have to go back..
    Getting weird occasional hiccups with shutter mechanism. Seems to fire, but the recock cycle will suddenly become delayed after shutter fires. Sometime shutter fires but 'hiccups' a bit.


    Ugh.

    Anyone else?

    Eric
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    Re: Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    Check your not in live view and also that you are in "classic" metering mode.

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    Re: Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    thanks - yes to above. will keep checking it out.
    just got that gut feeling that something is off.
    will likely return / send to leica.

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    Re: Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    No luck- shutter recock is odd / intermittent. Sometimes quick and smooth, then delayed / weird.

    Back to Leica..

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    Re: Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    OK - bit more info.

    think is has something to do with live view.

    When in its 'weird' state, pressing LV works BUT I don't hear any shuttter up noise.
    IE, I can initiate live view just fine without hearing the shutter slip up.

    When camera is back to norma state (often by just changing lens or turning on /off/on) - pressing LV causes a half shutter noise and then image appears (just like it should)

    I think when camera is in this odd state it THINKS it is in LV. So I press shutter - release happens and then I think shutter is coming back up. In this state, there is no image on the screen.

    No - no EVF attached.

    When lens is NOT attached the camera seems to work fine - mostly.

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    Re: Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    Are you sure you aren't filling up the buffer? It isn't very big. Check to see if the red light is flashing when you get your intermittent glitch.

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    Re: Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    You must make sure battery has a full charge and has time to chafe internal battery in camera. They can act flaky until both are charged.
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    Re: Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    internal battery? separate battery from the regular battery?
    I am a bit confused.

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    Re: Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    stange - working better tonight.

    now - the first exposure shutter release / recock cycle sound just a hair longer than the subsequent shutter release cycle (if pressed right away).

    If I wait a few seconds, the first shutter/ release cycle again sound *slightly* longer.

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    Re: Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    Quote Originally Posted by faneuil View Post
    internal battery? separate battery from the regular battery?
    I am a bit confused.

    eric
    There is an internal battery that runs the clock and internal memory. It needs charging for around 60hrs by leaving the main battery in the camera. It doesn't mean you can't take photographs for 60 hrs, just don't take the main battery out and leave it in the charger overnight before the internal one is charged.

    This is unlikely to be the cause of your glitch as while the main battery is in the camera the internal battery does nothing other than charge up, so there is no connection to the shutter etc.

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    Re: Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    It has been reported before that the battery can be flaky in the first couple of cycles.
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    Re: Drat - New Leica M with shutter problem

    just an update - spent the day with the M. no problems whatsover..

    All I can surmise is that at first the camera was alternating between classic and advanced mode metering.

    I wonder if the internal battery charge issue *could* have had something to do with it.

    At the moment all is well.

    One more question - and I don't think this is a problem, as youtube vids of shutter firing sound the same: is the first shuter release/recock cycle supposed to sound ever so slightly longer than immediate subequent shots?
    If I wait a few seconds and then reiniate several shots, the first shot/recock again sounds just slightly longer.

    thanks all

    Eric

    ps - HEY look at that. a "focus button". took me quite a while to figure out what the hell the manual was talking about (I come from M6 world..)
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