Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/16

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Here's a funny one...
From: "Tim Atherton" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 19:33:40 -0700

That rewind knob is a real weakspot - and it takes a bit of work and
knowledge to get it fixed - best to go to one of the well known Leica repair
experts (I'll see if I can find the list)

Tim A

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Juan J.
> Buhler
> Sent: March 16, 2001 6:00 PM
> To:;
> Subject: [Leica] Here's a funny one...
> [sorry for crossposting to the SP list, but since you guys knew about
> my new M6...]
> This is so sad that I'm laughing out loud.
> Background: I posted a few weeks ago to the Leica list asking about
> the price of an M3. I finally decided to go with a black classic M6
> that I found at the right price. My first High End German Rangefinder.
> Now the story:
> I have never dropped a camera. More accurately, I *had* never dropped
> a camera. Until I got my M6, that is. I had only shot about 22 frames
> with it. It fell from my jacket pocket when I decided to jump, for
> reasons that I won't relate here to avoid embarassment.
> The poor thing landed on the rewind knob, which is now badly bent, and
> won't turn freely. Miraculously, all the speeds sound fine, and the
> rangefinder looks accurate, and even its vertical alignment is
> allright.
> The 35mm Summaron that was on it looks fine too.
> Now, does anyone know of a place in the San Francisco Bay Area that
> stocks these rewind knobs and can do a quick repair? I already went to
> K&S here in Palo Alto, and called a couple of places in Mountain View,
> but the best I got was one week to order the part. I'm tempted to have
> a repairman see the camera anyway, to make sure everything's fine, but
> I was hoping to use it during the weekend...
> Any suggestions are appreciated.
> Feeling really stupid,
> j
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>  Juan J. Buhler | FX Animator @ PDI |
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