Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] strap eyelets
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2000 17:13:27 EDT

In a message dated 8/3/00 4:02:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< I sent my M3 off for a CLA and found a problem they should have corrected 
at the
 time of the CLA. I e mailed  Brenda, explained the problem , in detail using 
 nomenclature in the IB. She waited a  l o n g  time to respond, said she did
 understand what I was talking about. I e mailed her again, many months ago 
and I
 have never heard from her. I just forgot about it and began to use the 
camera. It
 was minor anyway but........ >>

I only sent a Leica back to Leica USA once, while it was under Passport 
warranty.  because the 1/8 second speed stopped working.  It came back and 
sounded ok, but I brought the camera to a local repair shop where I know the 
owner, and he put it on his fancy Shutter Tester and it was more like 1/6, 
whereas my other Leicas that were overhauled by Don G. or Sherry were within 
a few milliseconds of the marked speeds (i.e. as good as that kind of shutter 
gets).  Leica USA's service is the reason I'm ambivalent about buying 
"official USA" Leica equipment.