Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/07/31

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Subject: Re: Wetzlar/Solms Quality
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 1997 02:56:42 -0400 (EDT)

In einer eMail vom 01.08.1997  06:31:24, schreiben Sie:

>At 02:13 PM 7/31/97 -0400, Curt Miller wrote:
>>Remember, owning a few of these cameras and shooting a few rolls per week
>>not the same as owning one or many for several years and shooting dozens of
>>rolls per week - big difference.  And, what we're talking here isn't just
>>about things going out of adjustment, we're talking breakage.
>Well, from the dialogue, few M6 owners have experienced the horrors you are
>saying we should be meeting.  I've had mine for three years and have used
>it extensively -- often five or six rolls a session -- and haven't had a
>problem of any kind, which is quite a change from my M3 DS (in the shop
>four times in three years) and my M4 (in the shop five times in two years).
> (I've owned several other M Leicas in addition to these, but none which I
>used that extensively as the M3 and M4.)

20 to 50 rolls per week, since late 60ies, with 2 M2, M4, 3 M4-2, M6, SL, R4
electronic mot - never ever had a problem. Leitz just needed to adjust the
rangefinder once, when one of the M2 fell from a tree (8 m) to the ground. 

- -Alf