Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/22

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Subject: RE: [Leica] OT: Hexar RF - Questions for Users
From: "Brian McCarthy" <>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 14:38:22 +0100


I have a new Hexar as of yesterday (in the UK), and whilst I only have two
lenses (the 50mm summilux and the 28mm elmarit) I have not had this problem
with either of them - perhaps there was a dodgy batch?

Brian McCarthy

> Ernest Nitka wrote:

> I have the RF - I don't want to re-kindle the disc about it's merit's or
> lack thereof- I had found the same 'focusing past infininty' problem
> with all of my Leica lenses - I assumed this was because of a not so
> exact match with the true M mount.  Well on vacation I bought the Hexar
> 28/2.8 and it also focuses past infinity.  Yes I do realize that with
> all of my lenses that are f/2.0 or slower this will never be a problem.
> My question is how difficult is it to get the US distributor/repair
> station to fix this problem?  Have any on the list sent their RF back to
> the repair station ?  If so how long did it take, did you have to
> contact them first or a blind mailing of the camera acceptable? And once
> the camera came back was the rangefinder more or less accurate than
> before if all you wanted them to do was correct the ' focus past
> infinity' problem - should one forget about this problem and ask for a
> regular old RF alignment check?   Any thoughts would be appreciated.
> ernie nitka