Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leicaflex SL Info
From: "Bud Cook" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 19:49:01 -0500
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Sometime back I had DAG replace the prism in my SL with a resilvered one and
do a serious CLA on the camera.   The total cost was $190.

A new Leitz prism would probably cost a good deal more.   Calling some of
the Leica repair people can give you an idea of what to look for and what
repair costs might be.

I've got more in my SL than in my SL/2 but I'd do it again.   However, I
wouldn't have put much money in the SL if it wasn't in fine condition inside
and out to begin with.


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Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Leicaflex SL Info

> Evan J Dong wrote:
> > I was told that there is a slight tinge of dirt in the viewfinder. I
> > would assume that the glass prism would require either re silvering or
> > cementing of the glass.
> Look at it closely.  One of the problems with the SL is the balsam (glue)
in the
> viewfinder deteriorating.  This manifests itself by brown around the edges
> the viewfinder.  If this is the case, I would not buy the camera unless it
> really cheap and you are prepared to have the viewfinder fixed which I
think is
> around $500.
> Jay Coleman

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