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Subject: [Leica] HELP!!!! - M3 disaster! Advice sought
From: pdzwig at (Peter Dzwig)
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 20:43:35 +0100
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any idea who?


Not quite a broken prism, but the two prisms that are glued together came

There are companies which will re-silver the prism, and glue them back
together with modern adhesives.

On 29 July 2018 at 12:04, Mark Kronquist via LUG <lug at>

> You have broken the prism inside the rf.  Ouch
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jul 29, 2018, at 6:21 AM, Peter Dzwig 
>> <pdzwig at>
> wrote:
>> 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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