Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/02/01

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Subject: [Leica] My X100 issues
From: john at (John McMaster)
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:25:26 +0000

Partly worked out what is going on.

After ~1200 shots it started to suffer from the widespread "sticky aperture 
blade" issue. The aperture does not stop down so if on manual then you get 
gross overexposure, seems the fix is to swap the lens out! I have been using 
it on f2.0 only the past couple of days but even then the exposure will 
sometimes be about 2 stops under so it will go off for repair/replacement 
next week. If you search on that aperture blade issue to seems very 
widespread over many batches of serial numbers, not what I would expect 
these days from Japan.

Rather sad as it was only bought (used) as a stand-in while my M kit went to 
Solms, so probably no pictures for a while (not carrying either DSLR around) 
or use the P&S......