Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Need Help on R8
From: Harrison McClary <>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 1998 11:40:50 -0500

> I weird thing happened to my R8+winder.  Yesterday, while I was trying
> to load film into my R8, I found that the camera just stopped winding
> film (the film winding lever is at original closed position.).  However,
> all other things are still functioning, eg. meter, shutter... and the
> battery indicator is full.

My R8 went through a spell where after loading it it would sometimes "go
crazy" and lock up. Nothing would work.  It would not fire, would not
advance, and the display on the back would flash 00.  I sent it into
Leica and this is some kind  of problem they know about.  They had it
repaired and back to me very quickly and it has worked flawlessly for
some 20-30 rolls of film the last month.


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Harrison McClary
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