Jump to content
Danno_photoguy

HELP: Howto take a CL apart?

Recommended Posts

Advertisement (gone after registration)

SORRY that I already posted about this in another thread, but am posting it was a clearer title.

 

CONTEXT:  I sent my CL off to Life Pixel for an IR conversion and they (being their fist CL) are having a problem taking my CL apart.  Does anyone have any advice on this or a suggestion as to who might be able to help?

 

THANKS

Dan, 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On the basis of LP's self-confessed inexperience regarding the CL camera, I suggest you look elsewhere. 

Search current threads in the Q forum for a similar story of camera dismantling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks.  Of the US based options I checked, none had any experience with the CL.  Some, including LP, had experience with the TL/TL2.  Did not find anything on first inspection, but will search deeper in the Q and other forum for any clues.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you think Leica would provide any advice?  Is there another service provider that might?  Just looking for options here.

 

Thanks

Dan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FYI, I did call Leica NJ (had to pay for some M 6 bit coding anyway) and asked about it.  The technician was very polite, but told me that he did not know what he was free to tell me.  He is going to contact Leica HQ and will get back to me.  Will let you know what I hear. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a conversation on this subject not long ago with a very well known, highly regarded technician who specializes in Leica repairs. He told me Leica are not keen on giving this kind of information out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advertisement (gone after registration)

I can understand that, but it is also a bit frustrating as a huge Leica consumer for the past 30+ years.  I just want to use my Leica Eq to capture high quality IR images.  Yes, I could (to some degree) use a M8, but I had hope to do better (a filter that would capture more IR) than that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe the concern at Leica is that they don't want people who are not properly trained opening up camera bodies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had my Leica T converted here in UK at ACS Advanced Camera Services (they also done my M8), might be worth giving Neil a call and ask them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GOOD NEWS, my CL has been converted.  I do not have it as yet, but they tell me that they found a ‘hidden screw’.

 

Looking forward to getting it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ooooooo wonderful... I had mine done to 830, fantastic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I debated as to which filter to get.  Although I mainly want to reproduce what I used to do with large format IR film, I went with what LifePixel call SuperColor (590nm).  It captures a lot more light (do not loose any f stops), but requires a lot more post processing to get the BW IR look.  They of course had the 830nm option (what they call deep BW IR), but I decided (for good or bad) to try the SuperColor.  Will start to test it soon.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

By the way, LP tell me that they do see a hot spot with my TL 35mm lens; "A mild hotspot that looked worse in color verses black and white".

I believe that people who did a 830nm conversion, verses the conversion filter that I had them do, do not have a hot spot with this same lens?

 

Will do a bunch of testing when I get it.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Danno_photoguy said:

By the way, LP tell me that they do see a hot spot with my TL 35mm lens; "A mild hotspot that looked worse in color verses black and white".

I believe that people who did a 830nm conversion, verses the conversion filter that I had them do, do not have a hot spot with this same lens?

 

Will do a bunch of testing when I get it.

 

 

To be honest the shot I posted for you was with my 35 Lux TL and I had no issues at all, with any of the lenses I have. Must be the filter density, mine is 830 so might not show, cannot see it being an issue with the lens at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, will need to check it out when I get it.  As you know, it is also impacted by aperture and I do not know what aperture he shot at.  I love the 35 Lux TL, so I do hope that it works OK with my filter.  We will see.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue., Read more about our Privacy Policy