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My M8 seems to require repair. Take a look

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Leica Camera NJ were unable to diagnose what is wrong with my M8 based on the DNG file sent to them. They need the camera to be sent over to them.

I just asked them for a repair estimate if in fact the M8 needs a remapping.

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An annoying feature of the M8. Many of us have dealt with it before.

 

I avoid long exposures with this camera. Not sure if it helps....

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Ignoring the line for a moment Raid, those are lovely images, especially the second one.

 

Which lens was this?

 

EDIT: Sorry, just seen it's the 16mm Hologon.

 

Ernst

Edited by Ernstk

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Ignoring the line for a moment Raid, those are lovely images, especially the second one.

 

Which lens was this?

 

EDIT: Sorry, just seen it's the 16mm Hologon.

 

Ernst

 

 

Thank you, Ernst. 

It is the Zeiss Hologon. I bought this lens to get extra options in photography. This lens has a temper when using a digital camera.

Raid

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An annoying feature of the M8. Many of us have dealt with it before.

 

I avoid long exposures with this camera. Not sure if it helps....

 

I tried avoiding long exposures by setting the ISO to a higher than usual level. It then resulted in the vertical line.

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Try another lens. Who knows ....... 

 

Filter on the lens?? 

Edited by analog-digital

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I will mail Leica Camera NJ my M8 to have it checked out and to assess to repair cost. I have seen posted comments on repair cost in such a dead line issue. These costs ranged from "free" to "$75" and reaching "$1500". Should be interesting to see what I amange to get. 

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Raid,

 

You have a couple of dead pixels on your sensor, nothing to do with your lenses and it is an easy fix for Leica NJ. The problem is their return might takes months, so I decided to live mine as is. Besides it only shows at ISO 640 and my camera is permanently set at ISO 160.

 

By the way, none of those softwares or online pixel fixers worked for me, maybe because I use Mac iOS, I don't know. Keep us posted and good luck.

Edited by rivi1969

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I will first try using ISO 160 and 320 to see what the M8 will do. These are my regular "standard" and "high" settings anyways.

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Anyone know how many dead pixels a sensor has to have before a sensor change is required?

 

I have a column and 4 or 5 dead pixels scattered across the frame.

 

The column and dead pixels appear at all the ISOs I usually use, that is, from 160 to 640.

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I sent out my M8 to Leica Camera NJ this morning. They will check it out. I will report here what they will tell me about my M8. Hopefully, it is useful information.

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If the repair costs less than $500, that would be acceptable to me. If it  is $1000, I would ask myself if it is worth it or not. Most likely, I would refuse the repair, and I would try to work around the dead line. 

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