Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] SL viewfinder
From: "Bud Cook" <>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 18:40:43 -0600

I had the prism of my SL replaced by Don Goldberg (DAG) in the U.S. with one
he'd had resilvered.

It was some time ago but I think I paid under $200 USD for the prism along
with what DAG
called an overhaul.

I've got more in my SL than I can recover but I'd do it again in a NY

Bud Cook

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Mikiro <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 5:12 PM
Subject: [Leica] SL viewfinder

> Dear SL lovers,
> I recently acquired an SL and was surprised with the image quality of the
> viewfinder screen.  It is bright, smooth, and rich as Doug Herr et al.
> mentioned. (Thanks!)  I compared it with my SL2 and R6.2 and found the SL
> winner. I also found its hue a bit more yellowish or less blueish and
> it.  Unfortunately, the prism of my SL has some desilvering spots and a
> fungus clot on it, and this happened to be my worst experience with eBay
> I have not had it replaced with a new one which I heard costs about 250
> because the condition is not so annoying for the moment.  Then I have two
> questions.
> 1) Has someone had a prism of SL exchanged for a new one?  How was the
> outcome?  How much was the cost?  Did it change the hue more blueish?
> 2) Who produces new prisms for SL now, Leica or some other manufacturers?
> Or are they recycled from ones in abandoned bodies ?
> Thanks in advance.
> Cheers,
> Mikiro
> Strasbourg, Europe