Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/10/28

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Subject: [Leica] 6 bit code installed by Leica
From: cummer at (Howard Cummer)
Date: Sat Oct 28 17:10:44 2006
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Ralph Hagenauer at the Leica Akademi told me that Leica changes the  
bayonet - which means their bayonet quality control in your case is  
no good. I would send it back and demand they do it again.
On 29 Oct 2006, at 7:47 AM, wrote:

> Message: 19
> Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 16:27:17 -0700
> From: Brian Reid <>
> Subject: [Leica] 6-bit code as installed by Leica
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> I got my 28/f2.8 Elmarit back from Leica today with the 6-bit code  
> added.
> I must say that to my eye it looks like rather shoddy work. Somehow  
> when you send a lens to Leica and pay $150 to have this done, you'd  
> think that they would mill in straight lines, clean up their mess,  
> and then paint inside the area that they just milled.
> I think I'll do my Summilux myself with a Dremel and some nail  
> polish. I'm sure I can do as well as they did.

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