Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/21

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Subject: [Leica] R8 film scratch - way to prevent/fix?
From: SonC at (
Date: Tue Sep 21 20:26:29 2004

In a message dated 9/21/2004 10:21:12 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:
Ok- I jumped into an R8 today. It hasn't arrived yet, so like an nervous 
expectant father I
did that >extra< bit of post-purchase googling.
I discovered the  'R8 / R9 film scratch' issue...

Searching the internet and LUG archives shows that this is an old issue.
Was it ever resolved?  Is there a DIY fix?
Do all R8s eventually scratch film no matter what you do?


hey, calm down.  Wait until you get the camera.  Shoot some film.  If it 
scratches, you have a problem. Get it fixed. If it doesn't, enjoy.  
Otherwise buy 
the new digi back as I understand there is NO film scratching problem with 

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