Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/22

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Subject: [Leica] R8 film scratch - way to prevent/fix?
From: leica_korenman at (eric)
Date: Wed Sep 22 03:09:06 2004
References: <> <000c01c4a05a$0b4a8370$87d86c18@ted>

Thanks all-

Will put it through it paces this weekend and see what the R8 can do.
Adorama only offers extended warranty purchase on new or demo stock.
This is Used Ex+, so I have a 100 day money back only.

Interestingly, KEH sells extended warranties for all their merchandise, new, 
demo OR used.

living, learning, shooting film,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ted Grant" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 12:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 film scratch - way to prevent/fix?

> eric korenman asked:
> Subject: [Leica] R8 film scratch - way to prevent/fix?
>> 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?<<<<<
> Eric don't hold your breath on this one I'd wait until I put film in the
> camera before getting into a sweat.
> I've gone through 4 R8's, sorry 5, and never experienced any scratches,
> period! And mine have been used more than taking for a short walk on a
> Sunday around the park!
> And if it's something that Leica have acknowledged, other than the
> scuttlebutt so often bantered about on the internet, I'm sure you'll find
> the camera is still under warranty and it'll be fixed. So lad have a good
> nights sleep and awake refreshed and ready to enjoy one great camera. :-)
> ted
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