Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/03

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: Re: [Leica] strap eyelets
From: Bill Satterfield <>
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2000 14:58:59 -0500
References: <> <>

She did NOT understand what I was saying.

Bill Satterfield wrote:

> I sent my M3 off for a CLA and found a problem they should have corrected at the
> time of the CLA. I e mailed  Brenda, explained the problem , in detail using the
> nomenclature in the IB. She waited a  l o n g  time to respond, said she did
> understand what I was talking about. I e mailed her again, many months ago and I
> have never heard from her. I just forgot about it and began to use the camera. It
> was minor anyway but........
> wrote:
> > In a message dated 8/3/00 2:15:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > writes:
> >
> > << Hello . does anyone know if it's possible to replace an eyelet from an M6
> >  easily from the outside .
> >  I had the shutter side eyelet worn on my M6 , but , amazingly , Leica France
> >  did replace the other side one during recent  CLA .
> >  Thanks .
> >  Jo GOODTIMES >>
> >
> > If you take the bottom plate off your M6 and look along the inside walls of
> > the film chamber on both sides you'll see the 2 cross head screws that secure
> > each strap eyelet from the inside.  If you had a tiny 90-degree ratcheted
> > driver with a cross head bit you could replace the viewfinder/rewind-end
> > eyelet easily since the film chamber is empty.  On the shutter/wind end, the
> > takeup spool assembly would have to be removed first.  I'm not sure if the
> > factory techs ever do it that way, or if they have whole camera apart.  I had
> > them replaced on my M2 along with a CLA.  If your M6 had both worn-out
> > eyelets at the recent CLA and Leica only replaced one of them, I'd send it
> > back and ask them to do now what they should have done then.  Unless they've
> > got the gall to accuse you of wearing out one eyelet since the CLA, they
> > should do the right thing and do it as a courtesy.  Then again, they're Leica
> > ; )

In reply to: Message from (Re: [Leica] strap eyelets)
Message from Bill Satterfield <> (Re: [Leica] strap eyelets)