Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/05

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Subject: [Leica] My Leica M6 TTL is dead!
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 12:40:28 EDT

My beautiful silver chrome Leica M6 TTL camera, bought only 3 months ago, 
died yesterday in mid-roll while I was taking photos in the Morton Arboretum 
in Lisle, IL.  The shutter just froze and nothing I tried could revive the 
camera.  I had shot less than 25 rolls of film since I bought the camera.  
Needless to say, I am shocked and saddened.  I thought a $2000 camera would 
be better built.  I have used many Nikon and Canon and Pentax cameras in the 
last 20 years, and none of them have ever died on me, even though I shoot 
several hundred rolls of film every year.  The Leica is covered by the 3-year 
Passport Warranty, so I will get it repaired or replaced by Leica.  In the 
meantime, what can I do to handle the withdrawal symptoms?!  Any suggestions 
from LUGers would be greatly appreciated!

Muhammad Chishty

P.S.  I do have a Leicaflex SL that I can use while my beloved M6 is away.

Muhammad R.K. Chishty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance
Graham School of Management
Saint Xavier University
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655, USA