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    M8.2 + Summicron 35mm IV + 21mm Elmarit pre-ASPH

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  1. Jaap and others, Thanks for pointing to Stephan Daniels previous post. I too had thought that Leica was covering M9 sensor replacements—which I thought was a generous, customer orientated policy. I sent an email to CS Solms to inquire about this seeming discrepancy. I'm awaiting their response.
  2. I sent my M9 to Leica New Jersey to have them look at some sporadic electronic—memory card and battery—issues that I was having. When it arrived Leica said that the sensor was cracked. It definitely wasn't cracked during my last shoot, so this was very surprising. I can only assume that it was damaged in transit, though Leica doesn't seem to think that was the case and stated that the packaging wasn't damaged... Leica quoted me $2450 to replace the sensor. Thankfully my insurance will cover the repair, but I am reluctant to go forward with repair since any underlying issues with this CCD/cover glass assembly may be unresolved. Has anyone gotten an offer to upgrade to the M240 in lieu of an M9 sensor replacement? I've heard that such an offer is in the works but pricing and terms haven't been finalized yet.
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    Sporadic vertical lines in M8.2

    Hi Tobey, Unfortunately the original files are gone, so I can't try that. Additionally, the line was visible in camera, before I imported the photos.
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    Sporadic vertical lines in M8.2

    Update: Last year I sent the camera to New Jersey where they replaced the CCD. On a recent trip the line showed up again. Similar situation to last time: they showed up in the same place on several consecutive shots and I haven't seen them since. It seems that the possibilities include: Allendale made a mistake and didn't replace my sensor. The problem wasn't with the sensor. The new sensor they put in was defective. Any ideas? (Please forgive the mediocrity of the attached example)
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    Leica NJ -- is this usual ?

    Hi Eric, Welcome to the forum. I am sorry to hear about your poor experience with Leica New Jersey. I have received good service from them previously. Recently I sent my M8.2 in for repair and had a similar experience to yours: after the promised date of return they called to tell me that they were still working on it. In my case they did comp the out-of-warranty because of the inconvenience. It's my understanding that they are swamped right now with the success of the M9, which is causing the long repair times. It might be worth talking to them to see if they are willing to reduce the bill, since they failed to deliver the repair on time. Here is a list of Leica Repair Specialists recommended by members of the forum. I have used both Sherry Krauter and Don Goldberg, and been pleased with both of their work. Philip
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    Which of these are Good for Backup weddings

    This dosn't help the backup question, but if you are looking for the "leica look," have you considered using R glass with an EOS to R adapter?
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    I'm Better Than Coffee

    Maurizio and Stuart, Thank you.
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    I'm Better Than Coffee

    [ATTACH]252930[/ATTACH] From a new NBC ad campaign.
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    turn off search forums?

    You can also select multiple forums to search in by selecting them using command-click or shift-click, on a mac. You can also effectively deselect the ebay offers et al by highlighting all of the forums (click on the top forum in the list, scroll down, and shift-click on the bottom forum in the list) and then holding down command while clicking on the forums you want to deselect. These are just the standard commands for selecting multiples items in OS X, I've forgotten the corresponding commands in Windows.
  10. Leica Minilux: Vogue Fashion Director Tonne Goodman's It List - Vogue Daily - Vogue
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    R8/R9 Leica DMR (Digital Module R)

    If anyone has a DMR for sale, please list your DMR in the Buy & Sell secition. The modest listing feel helps pay for the forum.
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    Sporadic vertical lines in M8.2

    Once the line issue surfaced, did they appear on all your images henceforth, or were they intermittent?
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    Leica V-lux1 Panasonic DMZ 50 Lens Hood Prices

    John, Yes they are the same.
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    Sporadic vertical lines in M8.2

    Erik, I did try alternative raw converters to no avail. The lines were also visable when reviewing the photos in camera. Olsen, I haven't seen the lines in any photos since the twelve in a row that had them. This includes a 30 second exposure with the lens cap on, as per your recommendation.
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    where to buy?

    Well, it's backwards, so it really means "leica not pana."