Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica R4
From: "Mark Kronquist" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 08:33:19 -0700

I would have to say Leica USA has been a delight to deal with for the
occasional small part (screws for M Summilux, M6 Battery doors etc)

- -----Original Message-----
From: Doug Herr <>
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 1998 2:10 AM
Subject: [Leica] Leica R4

On Mon, 12 Oct 1998, doug ultch wrote:

>Talk about auspicious beginnings. I bring home my first R4
>and look it over once more, turning dials and moving levers. I depress
>the red bayonet lock and it breaks off and falls on the floor! Is this
>a common problem with this model and how much does something like this
>cost to repair?

This has not been a common problem since the all-plastic model on the
Leicaflex SL.  Fortunately it's a very inexpensive repair.  Ask Leica for
the part (they might just give it to ya, FedEx & all), get yerself an
itty-bitty screwdriver & don't lose any pieces.  Just be sure you 1)
re-seat the bayonet spring in the right place and 2) put the screw back in
the same holes they came out of.

Or, get the part & have a local repair shop do the work.  It should take 5
minutes or less.  For most repair shops, getting the occasional part from
Leica is a real pain so the'd ask you to the the part yerself anyway.

Doug Herr