Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica M cam follower arm
From: John Collier <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 18:41:01 -0700

The cam follower arm can be "sticky" due to the following:

- - dirt or corrosion in the pivots (most likely)

- - broken return spring (happens)

- - the pivots are adjustable bearings and they could be adjusted too tight
(unlikely but does occasionally show up in new cameras or cameras that have
been just CLAed)

None of these are expensive repairs.

John Collier

> From:
> I have another Leica M question today..Does anyone know what might cause the
> cam follower arm to be sticky? When it's pushed in, it is slow to move back
> out. The one on my M6 0.85 pops right back out when pushed in. I'm interested
> in a Leica M2 with a cam follow arm that is balky. Any thoughts, cures, cost
> to fix, etc.