Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/05[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I have found a local repairman who is fixing my 75/1.4 as I type. It turns out it was the front element that had come loose, and is relatively simple to tighten up. While I was in this guy's shop, he showed me some custom jobs he had done to some old M2s. I think the purists on the list would cringe, but the workmanship was exquisite. On one camera he had replaced the vulcanite with a finely polished wooden veneer, on another with something that looked like hand-made porcelein. Both cameras had all metal parts gold plated. Not something I would like, personally, but I had to admire them nonetheless. Dan C. ps. I just received Tom's Softreleases. They are better then I expected, I don't think I can ever go back to pushing that small little shutter button again!