Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/04/11

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Subject: Re: M6 Rangefinder Repair
From: Adisak Soon <>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 14:05:48 +0800


I have also a problem with my rangefinder, but this time it is one of fungus
creeping up in the secondary mirror.The local Leica distributor told me a
repair would cost about 800 Singapore dollars. Can anyone else do it for me
at a lower price, and a quick turnaround time too?? I live nin Malalysia

- --adisoon 

>Recently I noticed a darkening of the prism inside the rangefinder viewer.
>I sent the camera  to Leitz who advised me that they would replace the
>rangefinder (which they sat was "de-cemented")
>with a rebuilt unit at a special price and will check and adjust for good
>working order for #124.70 in Labor and $459.20 in parts, or a total of
>$596.  I'm not ready to turn the camera into a small boat anchor but the
>$596 sounds like a real stick in the nose.  Do I have any options?  Are
>there reputable people out there that can do this sort of repair?  Any
>advice would be appreciated.
>Ed Kowaleski