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

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Subject: [Leica] M8 Neck strap Failure
From: marcsmall at (Marc James Small)
Date: Sun Mar 25 21:20:50 2007
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This IS a bit of a serious issue.  I have used 
the Leica R Strap on all of my Leicas for more 
than a decade -- I am a bit abashed to 
acknowledge that I only use them on LTM and M 
Leicas, as I don't own a Leica SLR or, for that 
matter, as I am not as wealthy as Mark or 
Jeffery, an M8.  (To buy an M8, I'd have to sell 
off a bunch of my collection and as I cannot 
figure anything digital out, why bother?  I'd 
just lose items I can use now for a camera I could not use?  Go figure!)

The Leica R strap was a grand strap and I love 
the three I have.  They work well on my IIIc and 
IIIf RDST and my IIIg and on my M3 and M6.  I 
just checked all three and there is nary a sign 
of wear on any of the rubber overlays on any of 
mine.  The M Strap was a cheesy one from the 
get-go and unworthy of the Leica name.

I am astonished at this single report of failure 
but I would presume that this is a single report 
of error.  I am concerned about a possible 
lowering of quality of materials but we need to know more.

Stick with that R strap, guys.  It is unbeatable 
or, at least, it was to this point.

Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!

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