Continuously variable shutter speed : LUSENET : Leica Photography : One Thread

In short, what does that term mean exactly? I read that an SL2 has a continously variable shutter speed, and if it does, then I have been using it without realising what it is. Duh... So please someone explain this a little, as contrast to non-continuosly variable shutter. Thanks, and happy shooting.

-- Steven Fong (, December 10, 2001


Its like an M5 - you can set intermediate speeds anywhere inbetween two marked speeds.

-- mark (, December 10, 2001.

>>>you can set intermediate speeds anywhere inbetween two marked speeds<<<

... and the speeds will be accurate.

-- Douglas Herr (, December 10, 2001.

<<... and the speeds will be accurate. >>

...exept inbetween 1/8 and 1/15.

-- Victor Randin (, December 11, 2001.

You can set the shutter of an M6 between marked shutter speeds, and you will get in-between, but unpredictable shutter speeds. This does not work between two particular sets of shutter speeds. One set is the range from 1/8 to 1/15 as pointed out above. Duh, I can't recall what the other pair of speeds is... :-(

The answer, happily, is somewhere in the archives. Just seek and ye shall find :-)

-- Mani Sitaraman (, December 11, 2001.

With a Leicaflex the shutter speeds that will not be accurate are between 1/4 and 1/8 sec, and between 1/30 and 1/60 sec.

-- Douglas Herr (, December 11, 2001.

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