Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/29

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Re: Re: Viewfinder on M2 question
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 15:58:19 -0400

Just looked in mine. There is a tiny, long triangle extending from near the
left side, pointing off to the right and very slighly upward. I can't see
any color in it.

About eight years ago this camera went to Leica NJ (before I knew this was
a bad idea) for a CLA. When it came back it came with a note saying that
the prism was decementing. I have used it since then without a hitch.
(Sherry recently CLAed it but didn't say anything about decementing.

Ken Wilcox

At 2:10 -0400 7/29/0, a fine scholar, wrote:

>Now, while we're on the subject of M2 viewfinders:  How many M2 owners,
>looking into the main viewfinder window from the *front*, can see a trail of
>"golden droplets" along the lower left edge of the prism, that look like
>they're receeding into the camera back toward the eyepiece?  I was told that
>this means the prism is starting to separate and it can't be glued back
>together like a lens element, so if the camera gets a sharp knock it'll come
>apart and I'll need to replace the whole rangefinder for about $500.  Makes
>me want to not use my M2, so has anyone had such an experience?

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