Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 = R.I.P ?
From: "Gary D. Whalen" <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 06:31:14 -0400


    Boty of my R8's have done the same thing a couple of times EACH.  I send
them back, they fix them "temporarily" and boom they die again.  I've had them
die when I was photographing whales in Alaska, shooting a 1,250 player soccer
tournament and on a recent trip to Yellowstone.  Its ridiculous but at least
the repair dept is swift and friendly.  I believe it has something to do with
the motorwinder but  I can't be sure.  What I am positive about is that if it
wasn't for the glass I would have abandoned this system long ago.


Christian Payot wrote:

> My Leica R8 is suddenly electronically dead (two years old). No answer, no
> display, no nothing. Unfortunately, it is not the power supply...
> I simply cannot understand that such a problem may occur on such a
> camera...
> Has anyone meet the same or an analog problem with his R8 camera ?
> Thaks for advice.
> Christian Payot