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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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I also had the vertical line problems a few months ago....

 

 

Off to Solms, hoping for a re-mapping

 

Nope...

 

new sensor needed...cost-around 700 euro

 

Leica offers the sensor free, they charge the amount mentioned for the time of the repair....

 

i got my camera in 2009, i use in a moderate way, i think less then 15000 actuations,

 

Maybe bad luck, but i lost my trust in digital leica...

 

After return and repair i will try to sell it and get a M6 back...

 

Im really disapointed....

 

Ah well..i had some fun with the camera, and still think it produces amazing files...

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The point is, unfortunately, that sensor mapping is only possible up to a certain percentage of pixels, after that the whole thing is out of tolerance and must be replaced. As the problem is basically not a camera issue but a bad luck scenario caused by external factors, I think it is rather decent by Leica to offer to go halves on an out of guaranty camera. Many other manufacturers would have hit your with the full price. I do not quite see the economics of refusing a 700 $ repair on a 7000 $ camera and taking a hit of thousands by selling it in defect condition.

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The point is, unfortunately, that sensor mapping is only possible up to a certain percentage of pixels, after that the whole thing is out of tolerance and must be replaced. As the problem is basically not a camera issue but a bad luck scenario caused by external factors, I think it is rather decent by Leica to offer to go halves on an out of guaranty camera. Many other manufacturers would have hit your with the full price. I do not quite see the economics of refusing a 700 $ repair on a 7000 $ camera and taking a hit of thousands by selling it in defect condition.

 

 

 

I totally agree Jaap....

 

Rather decent of Leica, my thanks to them ...

 

And i will repair the camera, of course,i did not refuse and thank them for the offer,in a letter...

 

Im just disapointed it happened...

 

I was thinking what might had happened...

 

Crazy tought

 

 

Stepping out a coldish pressurized plane, to a altitude of around 4000 meters in the Himalayas?

 

Its just a tought i had...

 

No criticism for Leica in this matter, just surprised that so many sensors go wrong....

 

Regards Jaap...

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Well, yes, CCD sensors seem to be a bit more susceptible than CMos to pixel defects. Maybe to do with photosite size, maybe with corrective on-sensor electronics, stuff for experts...

Let's hope you get the extended guaranty on this repair - if nothing else, that would boost the sales price.

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I just love the damn thing...even with all the flaws ...every time i have it in my hands and look for a shot its like zen and the art of letting it go...photography wise

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I couldn't even bring myself to sell my last M8 - I don't need the darn thing, but still.. The M9 is here to stay as well.

 

Don't sell it, donate it to me

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