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Permanent fix for AF problem on S-lenses


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#1 erlingmm

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 15:24

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Users report that they have been notified by Leica that lenses currently will get a permanent fix based on new parts, se some postings in the Fuji thread, too.

 

I got the same notification for my 24mm, but they are waiting for parts.

 

Hopefully it will be resolved soon.

 

I have also heard that an official statement is close.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 15:44

Could that be news of a new body 008 80mp or am I dreaming


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 17:36

This is fantastic news. I have been so concerned that Leica will just ditch the entire S line completely. There is so much potential for this format if Leica will just push it and keep us informed.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 21:28

Does anyone know if this is for malfunctioning lenses or will Leica recall all lenses?


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 21:41

Does anyone know if this is for malfunctioning lenses or will Leica recall all lenses?

 

 

I don't expect a recall. Despite alle the noise, the problems have been with single-digit percentage of the lenses.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 01:34

From leicarumors

Oliver Kaltner: I said yesterday that the Leica M is our backbone, and it is, in our portfolio. But we have to enrich our portfolio all the last three years with introduction of Leica Q, SL, and the forthcoming S actually

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 12:39

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Oliver Kaltner: I said yesterday that the Leica M is our backbone, and it is, in our portfolio. But we have to enrich our portfolio all the last three years with introduction of Leica Q, SL, and the forthcoming S actually


Great. Forthcoming S. let's hope it's not a Fuji GFX oem ala Leica Sofort.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 13:16

Great. Forthcoming S. let's hope it's not a Fuji GFX oem ala Leica Sofort.

 

lets hope the fuji gfx has a nicer form factor than the fuji instax.



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 14:20

lets hope the fuji gfx has a nicer form factor than the fuji instax.


Unless you think Leica SL is as good as instax. Then I will say it is better from my short time with the GFX. It is a true mirrorless and quite versatile. A much more evolve camera than the Leica S. Fast too. The EVF is still not as good as OVF or the SL in my opinion. But it's quite nice package.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 14:50

I don't care about Fuji, if you want one, buy one. I just want a perfect, working S system, possibly with a sensor upgrade.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 16:10

Please, Leica, don't keep us waiting.  Confirm that I and others have made the right choice in staying loyal to the Leica brand in the midst of all the noise around us.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 16:34

Oliver Kaltner: I said yesterday that the Leica M is our backbone, and it is, in our portfolio. But we have to enrich our portfolio all the last three years with introduction of Leica Q, SL, and the forthcoming S actually

 

 

Saw that. But judging by the lousy English in that whole interview, I would not be surprised if it is a language translation inaccuracy. After all, this sentence is referring to produchts in "the last three years"...


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 17:51

Does anyone know if this is for malfunctioning lenses or will Leica recall all lenses?

 

The key for me, assuming a 'permanent fix', is whether Leica will proactively (preventively) service, on a timely basis, any lens sent in for 'upgrade'.  The current process of waiting for a lens to fail, perhaps in the midst of an important trip or assignment, will prevent me from buying into the system....unless dealers will begin selling new/mint lenses that have been certified as repaired or redesigned.

 

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 18:28

Given this statement of support for a permanent fix, I think used S lenses are a relative bargain at the current depressed prices you see on eBay and elsewhere. If they in fact, introduce a competitive new form of S, then I suspect prices will increase on used lenses as demand resurfaces. If you're committed to the S system, this may well be a time to buy that mint used lens that many seem to be dumping. With the caveat that you may have to ship that lens to Germany for an R&R vacation. 


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 19:03

I will wait and see what comes out and what issues are resolved properly before I get excited. It better not be the same sensor in an EVF body.


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 00:00

With the renewed interest in digital medium format Leica could steal some thunder from Hasselblad and Fuji with a few leaks of new S bodies and lenses.  Assuming (this one is easy) the lenses will outperform anything from Hasselblad and Fuji, Leica only needs to make a few changed to update the already excellent bodies.  A permanent repair to the lens AF issue would also go a long way to removing concerns by owners and potential buyers.  I am hoping Leica will allow current S lens owners to send those lenses in for permanent AF repair whether working or not.  


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:49

Seems shocking to me that they would obsolete the 007 in such a short time. But they do need to up the resolution of the S so the next SL, Q and M can move forward into the 36+MP zone.

I would be equally shocked if the next S is mirrorless because that seems to be redundant to the SL, which has definitely been positioned as a field camera for S owners.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 13:19

Seems shocking to me that they would obsolete the 007 in such a short time. But they do need to up the resolution of the S so the next SL, Q and M can move forward into the 36+MP zone.
 

 

 

Well, Hasselblad and Phase1 have backs with different resolutions, Leica could also have different S models, for example make the current 007 an "SE" at at lower price point, if there is a new model with higher resolution.


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 14:13

Seems shocking to me that they would obsolete the 007 in such a short time. But they do need to up the resolution of the S so the next SL, Q and M can move forward into the 36+MP zone.

I would be equally shocked if the next S is mirrorless because that seems to be redundant to the SL, which has definitely been positioned as a field camera for S owners.


I don't think they have many options at this point. The S is in a rough state and I can't imagine it's selling, the competition is mounting considerably. They need to wipe the slate clean and do something in a reasonably timely fashion I would think.
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 17:10

The 007 will be come the S-E model for a little price competing with the competitors and the new 008 might be a higher resolution version?




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