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A curious question - would there be a place for a Do It Yourself (DIY) thread group?

 

One trivial subject is how to properly clear-coat a fully brassed Leica part. That is not a universally interesting subject, however 'How to adjust rangefinder' might be a big hit with existing posts merged. There are also many alternative devices regarding an assist in the RF adjustment and other issues;  there must be more interests including how one might replace a body cover... and more.

 

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I would defiantly be interested in this thread. Although I probably would not attempt the adjustments or repairs of my equipment myself. I am interested and fascinated, in the mechanics of my camera and lenses, much as I am interested in what my car mechanic does to my car....and the roofer, etc.
 

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pico....I believe you .

A thread with step by step instructions with pictures.....would certainly give me confidence to learn  and perhaps preform simple housekeeping tasks.

I know there are plenty of members on this forum with the skill and knowledge...I sincerely hope this new thread takes off.

Without knowledge they are Black Arts.

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pico....I believe you .

 

A thread with step by step instructions with pictures.....would certainly give me confidence to learn  and perhaps preform simple housekeeping tasks.

I know there are plenty of members on this forum with the skill and knowledge...I sincerely hope this new thread takes off.

 

Without knowledge they are Black Arts.

 

There are *many* threads for RF adjustment. The best one I found, and used in adjusting my M9, is below. complete with pictures, graph, everything. BTW, My M240's RF adjustment is never been touched in more than year and half ownership.

 

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/118043-m9-coincidence-at-infinity/#post1297945

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The  Leica Camera Repair handbook by Thomas Tomosy is a very helpful if contemplating CLAs / repairs to Leica cameras and lenses - but it's out of print and commands a premium price. You'll need to make /adapt the necessary tools as described in the book to dismantle your camera / lens. 

 

dunk 

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It would be a good reference. I wanted to take apart my 1950s 9cm Elmar for cleaning after reading a thread with photos on how to do it. When I had the time to do it, I could never find that thread again! (I think it was on another site - maybe RF forum or photo.net)

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It would be a good reference. I wanted to take apart my 1950s 9cm Elmar for cleaning after reading a thread with photos on how to do it. When I had the time to do it, I could never find that thread again! (I think it was on another site - maybe RF forum or photo.net)

 

 

 

Tomosy's book includes 9cm Elmar dismantling / servicing.

 

dunk 

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