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Everything posted by jonnyboy

  1. I think it's my loss on this occasion, it's probably better for me to just Leica crack on with the repair and soak it up - although I'm totally in shock. In the end, I just thought the camera has served me absolutely amazing for the last 6-7 years...never had a problem, never CLA so I guess it was going to need a bit of a refresh at some point...aaaahhh, what a painful situation.
  2. well, according to Leica they cannot split the labor so everything listed in the quote must be carried away in order to bring the camera back to all its functionality (i swear I had no problem beside that fast shutter speed curtain). I'm gutted. I would just hate to get the camera back, bring it somewhere else and have a similar quote tho.. advices are welcome!
  3. Thanks both! Those are excellent options and if I don't use them now I will definitely do in the future. I'm just waiting for a response from Leica to clarify all the repairs they listed once we assess the real cost of the service I will valuate my actions - as for now, their quote it's off the roof. I'm banging my head on the wall I should have sourced a quote from independent repairs before contacting Leica...
  4. as much as that price it's appealing I think with shipping, import charges etc it will probably get expensive as well. I will call them just to clarify what's all those repairs they have listed. I literally just had the problem with the shutter and here's their breakdown: Disassembly Repair light seals Repair shutter mechanism Repair shutter brake Repair shutter curtain 1 Repair shutter curtain 2 Repair film transport Repair receiver Clean range finder / view finder Repair shutter mechanism Adg. VF mask / frame line mirror refl. Repair rewind mechanism Autoc
  5. Yeah, ideally I don't want to go all the way around to spend a figure which is close to Leica. I should have tried Aperture before contacting Leica...I don't know, usually I always had a great experience for works on my digital Ms, this was my first time having a problem with a film camera...
  6. Thanks. I have family in Italy so I can easily bypass the brexit stuff. I guess I still have to send them the camera for a quote or they can give a rough estimate via mail?
  7. Hello everyone, My Sunday just went downhill as I received a quote from Leica Germany to repair my Leica M6. I posted somewhere in the forum, at the end of April the camera started showing problems with the shutter at high speed (only 500th and 1000th) where the pictures would come half black (see attachment) After waiting 5-6weeks, I finally got a quote for repair: £976!! I almost fainted. I got the breakdown and I feel like they listed a huge amount of repairs where the only problem I had was this with the shutter. The last item it's literally "Repair leather / leat
  8. wow this is great - so inspiring. Thanks for sharing!
  9. Testing a new/old Hasselblad 500cm with 80mm - Delta 400
  10. Ilford HP5 pushed to 3200 - Leica M6 with Voigtlander 35mm 1.4
  11. It works well at slower speed...it's been many many years since it's been serviced so I guess it was expected!
  12. I just got my roll of HP5 I shot on the day of Prince Phillips passing...argh, I think my shutter is busted! All the shots at 1/1000 are half black, so gutted! All shots are busted basically... Sad Sunday....
  13. ahh right, yeah i thought those c/y adapters had some focus mechanism but now that I'm looking at it they dont! Gutted!
  14. Hey! I recently saw some G-to-M converter and I was wondering if anyone in here is using Contax lenses on M bodies? Obviously it will have to be focused with Live View I'd be particular interested in using my Sonnar 90mm and 21mm. As much as I would love to get both lenses from Leica - at the moment I'm really not in for gears-shopping! Any advise would be appreciated!
  15. Contax G2 + 90mm Sonnar / Ilford HP5 (Pushed 1600)
  16. Thanks! London Bridge station always offers a good balance of interesting backdrop with all sort of things going on around!
  17. London Bridge Station Contax G2/90mm Sonnar - Ilford HP5 (pushed 1600)
  18. M6 + Zeiss Distagon 35mm Fomapan 100 (Pushed)
  19. Leica M6 with Zeiss 35mm Distagon 1.4 - Fomapan 100 (Pushed to 400) Love this lens with film. The contrast and sharpness on a nice roll of film is just lovely. On digital bodies tend to be too much sharp for my taste... imagehost
  20. Contax G2, 90mm Sonnar - Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1600
  21. Contax G2 Sonnar 90mm Ilford HP5 pushed to 1600
  22. Contax G2 with 90mm Sonnar, Ilford HP Pushed to 1600
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