Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/27

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Subject: [Leica] AS IS Insanity
From: dlridings at (Daniel Ridings)
Date: Thu Mar 27 09:29:31 2008
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On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 4:33 PM, Harrison McClary <> wrote:
> Just looking that that camera puts my teeth on in the h@** do
>  you do that to a camera?  Looks like he tried to destroy it!

Not really.

Happened to me once with an M4.

I put it into my little backpack (rucksack ?), swung the thing up on
my shoulders but had forgotten to close it.

The M4 flew out a few meters, landed on the asphalt and got cracked
about like that M6 looks.

Solms fixed it up better than new for around 300 Euros. That was a few
years ago (maybe 6 or so), but they really did a fine job. The 300
Euros included a new shutter and things like that just for good
measure. The camera was in for the first time for a CLA so there was a
bit to do.

Some of the local repair people (officially sanctioned by Leica) tried
to convince me it wasn't worth it and that I should just buy another
used M4.

Solms was pretty good. Only took 10 days too, and that was including
the shipment from here to there and back.


In reply to: Message from kcassidy at (Kyle Cassidy) ([Leica] the big day)
Message from summarex at (Javier Perez) ([Leica] AS IS Insanity)
Message from lists at (Harrison McClary) ([Leica] AS IS Insanity)