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Subject: [Leica] HELP!!!! - M3 disaster! Advice sought
From: pdzwig at (Peter Dzwig)
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 20:35:05 +0100
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No, not really. I think any rattles come from elsewhere.


On 29/07/18 14:59, Montie via LUG wrote:
> I'm not a repair type but it appears you may have knocked
> the mirror loose/off at the very least.
> Use it without the rangefinder, (zone focus-distance markings on lens)
> until you figure out what to do (assuming shutter etc works)
> Does it rattle when you shake it?  :-(
> Montie
>>> All,
> travelling in France. I knocked my M3 off my bedside table and it fell
> on to a floor of "tomette" tiles, landing square on its top plate.
> Result is that I can only see the centre focussing rectangle and the
> framelines.I presume that this means that I have somehow managed to
> shake the viewfinder loose in some way.
> (i) anyone got any smart ideas to fix it in the short term;
> (ii) Obviously it needs to be properly fixed when I get back in two or
> three weeks. Anyone got the name and address of a good M3 repairer in
> the UK? I know it could go back to Leica, but I suspect they will charge
> and arm and a leg and take forever, and as it non-current technology I
> bet they won't be too keen.
> Thanks
> Peter
> PS to make matters worse the IIIf is away for a CLA. I had thought about
> Classic Camera and Red Dot in London but personal recommendations count
> for a lot :-)
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