Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/01/26

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Subject: [Leica]
From: jeffmatsler at (Jeff S. Matsler)
Date: Fri Jan 26 06:19:45 2007
References: <000201c74105$1f545190$59fb6b44@GATEWAY>


He's done a lot of cameras for me over the years.  A few years back he 
refinished a Minolta XD-11 for me.  First he sent me the parts to replace 
myself, but I couldn't make them fit.  He eventually sent me three separate 
sets of leather trying to get a perfect fit.  Then he asked me to send him 
the camera.  It was a long wait (I actually asked some friends the same 
thing you've asked here), but when it did return, it was with a letter 
explaining that there are apparently a variety of sub-models of the camera 
and this one had a few unique exterior characteristics.  He had created a 
new pattern and installed it himself - all of which usually requires an 
additional fee.  No extra charge for any of the extra leathers or the custom 
job and it looked like factory work.

If it's really been 9 months, I would email him or call him.  I did with my 
XD-11 and he didn't mind.

Jeff M

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeffery Smith" <>
To: "'Leica Users Group'" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:47 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica]

> Thanks for the feedback. I have recently waited 9 months for something to
> come back to me, so I'll put it out of my mind and be happy when it does
> finally show up. But I may recommend to him (when my camera does arrive)
> that he remove the "3 days to 3 weeks" claim from his web site.
> Jeffery Smith
> New Orleans, LA 

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