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Hallo, am ersten Tag einer Reise, die heute zu Ende gegangen ist, ließ mich meine Leicaflex SL2 im Stich. Ich habe einen Film eingelegt und ein Bild gemacht. Ein paar Minuten später wollte ich ein weiteres machen, und habe langsam den Auslöser gedrückt. Der Spiegel ging hoch und blieb oben, der Verschluss bewegte sich nicht. Ich habe den Film dann entnommen. Der Tag war gelaufen, da ich das Reservegehäuse in der Ferienwohnung gelassen hatte. Jetziger Status ist: Rückspulknopf ist reingedrückt, Auslöser lässt sich drücken, dann geht der Spiegel hoch und bleibt oben. Verschluss läuft nicht. Spiegel lässt sich am Hebel an der Seite runterdrücken. Ich gehe davon aus, dass ich um einen Werkstattbesuch nicht rumkomme, hat jemand aber evtl. eine Idee woran es liegen könnte und einen Tipp für eine Werkstatt? Fotomechanik Reinhardt ist ja leider nicht mehr aktiv und hat mir das letzte mal geholfen.
Hey folks. I am relatively new to the forum and to Leica world, although far from new from this world!! Senior citizen status is reluctantly acknowledged. I am building my Leica collection and just acquired a Leicaflex in beautiful condition, described as "Camera are perfect working condition, speed and meter are accurate, with macro prism screen, screen are clean and clear, but with visible haze,This will not affect your viewing or focus. " The haze in the screen appears to be cement deteriorating, but with the micro focus center dot, it should not affect focusing. The shutter curtain is beautiful, and appears to be practically unused. All speeds work and sound accurate. Viewing though the back, the shutter appears to properly cover the full image area at all speeds. The winding mechanism is smooth as butter. The body covering is mint. The back hinge shows many tiny bubbly spots under the black paint. Mirror lock up and the self timer work fine. The interior of the camera looks mint. The problem is with the battery chamber. The center terminal of the chamber is detached and is rattling around loose. It was obviously broken. There is no way that the meter could have been checked, unless the damage was done by the person checking it - for example, pulling the tab up to produce more tension on the battery. (Yes, I know that can happen - thankfully I learned that little lesson on a throwaway cheap body of a junk camera). My dilemma is this: I have just begun my Leica collection (all to be users, not shelf queens) and do not know if I should return this body for a refund (only $110 purchase) or keep it and possibly leave neutral or negative feedback to the seller. The seller states in their listing that they do not offer partial refunds - either love it or send it back at the buyer's expense. Given that these bodies are a good 50 or so years old, I don't expect a $100 camera to look or operate as if it just left the factory. In your experience, should I expect to be able to pick up a Leicaflex in the near future for anything approaching this price, or am I better off keeping this one and continuing to be on the lookout for another one? If I keep it, if it were you, would you give no feedback, neutral, or negative feedback on the transaction? I would appreciate your input. I have learned a lot perusing this forum, and I am grateful for the body of knowledge and experience represented by its members.
I seem to recall someone saying that some of the shorter Leica R focal lengths weren't compatible with the Leicaflex SL ... something about a change between the SL and SL2 providing more mirror clearance or something like that. I have the following: Elmarit-R 19mm f/2.8 v1 Elmarit-R 24mm f/2.8 Summicron-R 35mm f/2 They're all three-cam lenses. Would any of these be incompatible with the Leicaflex SL? Thanks! G
Hi folks, I have a problem with my Leicaflex SL and I'd really appreciate some advice. When I bought it, I put in a Cris adapter with a 386 battery - the meter worked just fine for about 2 weeks, and then just stopped working. Since then, I've tried several fresh 386 batteries with the Cris adapter and no joy with the meter. A google search found some mentions of the Cris adapter not working well with the SL. I really like the option of having a meter in camera, so I'd be very grateful for a solution, based on your experience. Many thanks, Raj