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By Roger Vorbeck
Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Hello fellow Leica users,
Long story short, I've been a film Leica M shooter for a while now (M2), and I've been considering buying my first digital M. Since they are not even close as repairable as fully mechanical analog M's, I really don't want to spend that much money on a digital one.
So I came across a lady willing to sell me her M9 for a "bargain" (something like U$250), but as you guys can tell from the picture above, it comes with the dreaded corroded sensor.
I'm no professional and I want one of these to try them out, since I've never truly used one.
My question is: how's the situation of this one in particular, can it be used in anyway in this condition? Is it worth it for the price? And finally, is the 1000U$ dollars repair worth in my situation?
I'll be very happy with any contributions.
By Julius Yls
Sharing my short blog about taking Leica ME and Elmarit 28mm across Arctic circle in the middle of winter. Hope you all enjoy it
Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!
And now for something completely different. We all exchange our views here, but we do not hear each other speaking. Now you can hear what I sound like. After the huge amount of interest in my 'Swiss Photos' article, this website in California, which specialises in collections of all kinds, asked me to record a podcast on my camera collecting activities. This was recorded in the form of an interview and the host in California then edited it down to what is heard here. I was asked to avoid too much technical detail, but there is a lot here about Leica and some of my other collecting interests. The second half of the piece goes into the Swiss Photos in some detail.