Tulip/ Take-up spool/ Three Pronged Thingie: doesnt always turn
Just to clarify, the tulip/ take up spool/ three pronged thingie (T/TUS/TPT?: the thing on the right you put the film leader in) does NOT always turn when I cock the shutter. I always get the film into the "toothed wheel" and match up the slots to teeth, but have has the bottom plate off and seen the T/TUS/TPT not move when I cock the shutter/ film advance.
Ive had problems with this M6 before, framelines not coming up, and had it CLA'd 2 years ago. Its only had maybe 25 rolls ran thru it since then, so Im not understanding the problem. Ive had issues with every "Pro" camera Ive ever owned (Nikon D1 with a bad shutter, FM3A with a bad meter, now the 2nd issue in 2 years with this M6. Im very gentle with my stuff, so I dont understand.... Then again, I did buy all the aforementioned used.....
I like having a 8 secoond timer, DX film reading and apeture priority metering, so maybe a new M7 is in my future? Or maybe Ill just defect back to Nikon and get a D300.