Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] We're not alone - quality problems
From: Thomas Kachadurian <>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 19:58:16 -0500


You are assuming that the LUG and CIS are exclusive lists. Lots of our
LUGgers are CIS subscribers as well. It might be the same guys. 

I think it's getting popular to look for M6 problems. Like those people who
check a new active matrix screen for the one stuck pixel that they almost
all have.


At 12:22 PM 3/26/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Nathan Wong, a staple of the CIS photoforum, had this to say on USENET today:
>" I've heard of a lot of brand new Leica M6's having
>quite a few problems over on CompuServe. Of course they were resolved by
>Leica, but they were there when the owner opened his box. I know you can
>make the statement that even cars have problems when new, but I've never
>had a camera break down when bought new (used is another animal
>altogether!). The problems ranged from a frame counter that didn't work,
>even after numerous repairs, to the rangefinder being off! If that's
>handmade quality for you...forget it! I'll take my mass produced Nikon
>Apparantly the recent quality control problems are being experienced and
>outside of this list and it's interesting that the problems reported seem
identical across 
>Danny Gonzalez