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I have a Leica M2 and recently purchased a Metz 45 CL-4 flash. I used an adapter (Kaiser) for the flash socket of the M2 to convert it to a PC socket. All connection seems good. Initially, the Metz 45 is working as it should. When I advanced the film and press the shutter button, the flash fires. However, when I change the flash head angle (bounced flash), advance the film, and press the shutter button, the flash will not trigger. When I press the shutter button WITHOUT advancing the film, the flash will fires. When I advanced the film and press the shutter button, the flash will not fire. I tried checking the connections and everything looks good. My Leica M2 was recently CLA'd by Kanto Camera in Japan and everything in the camera seems to be working as it should. I get inconsistent results when using the flash. Sometimes it works, sometimes it won't. I wasted two rolls of films already. Has anyone experience this? Any ideas what is the cause of the flash not firing? Thank you for your help!
Hello, I recently acquired two Leica M cameras from an auction. One is a M3, the other is a M2. They both are cosmetically in pretty nice condition, but the viewfinder on each seems to have an issue. The M3 seems like it may have some separation going on and the focusing patch seems pretty dim. The frame lines for the 90mm seems permanently visible as well. The M2 has what looks like dark spot inside the viewfinder—I'm not sure that this could be. When you looks through the viewfinder it still seems bright and the patch is clearly visible. I'm wondering if anyone can help identify the issue and also let me know if you think it can be fixed. Other than the viewfinders, the cameras seems in really great shape. Hopefully a CLA can clear things up, or a recement. Thanks! Ross
Newbie Alert! I have just put my Summarit 75mm on my newly-acquired M2 and see that it brings up the 50mm frame in the viewfinder. Anyone any idea or experience on how accurately one can guess what will be in the frame? Does it just mean alternating between the 50 and 90mm brightlines whilst judging if what one wants to photography falls half-way between?