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Subject: [Leica] R8 film scratch - way to prevent/fix?
From: leicagalpal at (Kit McChesney)
Date: Tue Sep 21 21:44:20 2004

Excellent advice. And so true. I've seen all sorts of things reported about
cameras that have never shown up at Leica service. Sometimes I wonder if a
lot of it isn't just urban legend, Leica-style. :)


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Nathan Wajsman
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 9:34 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 film scratch - way to prevent/fix?


I have never heard of any endemic film-scratching problem with the R8, 
and mine certainly did not exhibit one. I suggest you stop torturing 
yourself and just wait till you get the camera to check if it does have 
any such problems. If you just go by what you read on the internet then 
you will never buy anything, since every camera can have a problem, and 
people whose cameras do have a problem are the ones who complain about 
it. You don't see the many more happy users because they don't post 
about their non-problems.


eric korenman wrote:
> 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?
> Drat,
> Eric
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