Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] New book on Leica repair
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 1999 21:19:52 -0400

Thanks for the tip.  I'll drop by the bookstore tomorrow and cancel the order.

Dan C.

At 08:56 PM 06-07-99 EDT, you wrote:
>In a message dated 7/6/99 8:39:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> writes:
><< Has anyone on the LUG seen the new book by Tomosy entitled, "Leica Camera
> Repair Handbook"?   I have ordered it sight unseen, and hope I don't end up
> with a Turkey.
> Dan C. >>
>I got mine from last week and I've already sent it back.  I was 
>looking for a carefully laid out step-by-step manual to show me how to 
>self-maintain and adjust my Leicas, and this book doesn't do it.  In the M 
>range it covers the M3, MDa, M5 and CL, but not the M2, M4, M4-2, M4-P or
> Even the ones it does cover, it just basically tells you how to take it all 
>apart, not step-by-step how to adjust the things an industrious owner might 
>want to do, such as the rangefinder or shutter speeds.  There are photos but 
>they aren't well tied to the text and there aren't nearly enough of them nor 
>are they adequately labelled.  I'm a very mechanically-adept individual and 
>do a lot of camera maintenance the average person wouldn't, but I would not 
>even begin to attempt to delve into a Leica with that book as my only
>For those familiar with American automotive books, the analogy I'd draw is 
>that this book is more like a Chilton's than a real shop manual.