So I have a Leica IIIC with Summitar arriving shortly, and possibly will get one of the earlier M's at some point, and the questions are:
- are all these cameras take in same leader length, or is there a variation? I have read a post somewhere last night where a guy had to play around with leader length before he got one of his LTM bodies to accept the film as properly loaded. I find this whole thing strange, to say the least, but all I know is what I read, yet there are a lot Leica users here, so am hoping for some consensus on this issue (BTW, I have read and understood official film loading instructions, am yet to do first roll anyways, just saying), and to add, I am planning to add at least one or two more LTM bodies, "If" being one of them
- while a leader can be trimmed manually, looks like having a template is the way to get this in a repeatable fashion, I don't think I'm going for the original (unless a reasonably priced one comes along), any suggestions which template works well?