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

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Subject: [Leica] R8 film scratch - way to prevent/fix?
From: langhans at (langhans)
Date: Wed Sep 22 17:37:53 2004
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Yes, do that.  I have had mine for almost 3 years now.  I had to go back to
Leica AG for an unrelated repair, but I happened to mention the scratch
issue.  I did get periodic scratches, but most likely, as I told them, it
was dirt or processing.  They told me there was no more of a scratch problem
with that camera that with any other, but I did notice they replaced the
pressure plate.  The one that came with the camera was smooth, and this one
is "dmpled".  Since the scratches were never consistant, I am guessing they
thought that this design was less prone to having dust scratch the film.  I
am sure the plate was not the cause or it would have been consistant.  I
still get the random scratches that I still attriubute to loading my own
film or processing.

And as you shoot you will discover what R8 can do and why it is the absolute
best manual SLR I have ever used.  Enjoy.


> Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 06:08:35 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 film scratch - way to prevent/fix?
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> 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,
> demo OR used.
> living, learning, shooting film,