Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/03/25

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Subject: [Leica] M8 Neckstrap Failure
From: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Sun Mar 25 10:39:43 2007

Thanks for the heads up. I will probably get a tough Domke strap to replace

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jim
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 1:16 PM
Subject: [Leica] M8 Neckstrap Failure

Over on RFF, an M8 owner posted the following warning based on his recent
experience.  I thought it important enough to repeat here:

This is a public service announcement:

I was street shooting yesterday M8 on shoulder when I heard a horrible
"thud." I look over my shoulder and on the concrete and there lys my
pampered chrome M8. I inspect the Leica provided neck strap and the plastic
collar was missing so the strap came off the steel clasp. I had never
noticed problematic clasp before this time. At first inspection the strap on
my M8 seemed to be the same as the one that came with my M6 ten years ago
(my M6 strap served me for ten years on three contents and Oceania and still
serves to this day). Further examination shows the plastic sleeve on the
M8's strap to be of a brittle and different plastic. This is a ticking time
bomb for anyone who relies on their provided neck strap to hold their M8's
around their necks.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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