Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/11/19

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Subject: [Leica] Question to the DMR users, a intermittent problem...
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Wed Nov 19 10:04:21 2008
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Do you have a winder or motor for your R8?
If so; you may wish to test that functionality as well.

While I have not experience this issue with the DMR
I did occasionally experience something similar
with the winder.
However, that was with a different R8 body
(which I still have)

My DMR came with an R8 body all its own.

Fond regards,

On Nov 19, 2008, at 11:55 AM, wrote:

> Doug,
> Well in my case it seems to lock up the shutter when it does this.   
> this is a really weird problem.  I have found that if I shoot and  
> manually check shutter cock between shots it works just fine.   
> Maybe it is because the R8 has sat in active for so long and its  
> shutter is stiff?  ;-)
> Thanks to everyone who has replied so soon.  I will try cleaning  
> the contacts, I would guess the sensor cleaner would do or I may  
> see if we have some alcohol around, and keep exercising it and it  
> will go away.
> Gene
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "" <>
>> Gene Duprey wrote:
>>> After shooting a while the unit will not cock the shutter.
>>> I can remove the power unit and cock the R8 manually and
>>> it then works for a while.
>> I get this occasionally, something like once every few months or  
>> so.  You
>> don't need to remove the power unit, just cock the shutter.  I'm  
>> not sure
>> what the problem is, it's infrequent enough that it hasn't  
>> bothered me.
>> Doug Herr
>> Birdman of Sacramento
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