Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/03/31

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Kindermann Canada camrea servicing
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 16:59:12 -0500

But, will Kindermann still be able to obtain new parts from Solms for
current Leica equipment?

Dan C.

At 03:12 PM 31-03-00 -0500, Robert Beaudoin wrote:
>  I was on the phone with Gerry Smith from Kindermann Canada this afternoon,
>had an interesting chat.
>  Apparently the new Leica Distributor in Canada tried to have him switch
>job from Kindermann.  He refused.  Other technicians were also unsuccesfully
>approached.  Mr. Smith is positive about Kindermann keeping it s
>technicians, parts and service equipment.  He says that from a user s point
>of view there will be no difference, after April 1st, in the servicing of
>older SM or M cameras.  They will simply no longer do repairs to new cameras
>under official warranty, they will of course provide their own warranty on
>all the work they perform.  Seems that the new distributor is still in the
>business of finding new personnel!
>  Mr. Smith just did curtain repairs and rangefinder alignment on a 1933
>model III.  Took about a week to perform the operation!  UPS man showed up
>on Madison ave. last monday, the camera works like a charm, hear that one
>second purr.
>  So these are the good news for those Luggers who send their cameras to
>Kindermann for repairs.
>  Robert (Un chevalier sans blason)