what does that butten do? (Leica R-E)

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I have purchased a Leica R-E and have a question regarding the function of a certian button/switch.

The control in question is the button/switch situated to the left (and slightly below) the lens mount if the lens is facing you.

I know about the lens release and the DOF preview levers but cannot make out the function of the additional control.

The control rotates 20-30 degrees clock-wise.

Thank you in advance, any other information regarding the camera is of course welcome.

-- Nir Domany (n_domany@yahoo.com), October 06, 2001


That'd be your self timer control, turn it clockwise, then slightly depress the shutter release and the LED on the front should begin blinking to indicate that the shutter will fire shortly.

-- Dave Doyle (soilsouth@home.com), October 06, 2001.

Make it a *very* slight pressure on the shutter release, like just brush it with your finger. I've accidentally released the shutter on my R's doing it that way. Another way is to set the selftimer then depress the meter-selector lock button, which can't trigger the shutter by mistake.

-- Jay (infinitydt@aol.com), October 07, 2001.

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