I just got my m2 off ebay and had a look through the viewfinder only to see 2 main very noticeable spots. I attached a picture and the one on the lower left looks much dimmer and looks like a dot and a hair almost? It's kind of light greyish and I think it's a particle or dust but I'm not quite sure. However, in the middle the speck seems much darker (basically black) and more prominent. Could this be separation or is it another speckle of dust (imo it doesn't seem like one). If this has happened to you or you know what it is, any input on how to fix or your thoughts would would be greatly appreciated!
Also the shutter curtain on the front seems a little pushed forward and I can see the whole seam on it, is that normal? The curtain works 100% fine but I'm not sure if Im supposed to see the whole seam and overlap of the two curtains. On the back it stays slightly open by 1mm or so (didn't include a pic sorry)... should it cause a light leak? The camera was also recently CLA'd.
Lastly, the viewfinder has some "gold specks" which I think is separation, but I hope i'm wrong.
Please help if you can clarify, recommend a fix, or give any thoughts on ^^. Overall the camera seems amazing and none of the things I mentioned has really bothered me, but if I can learn more about them then it would be great.
Thanks in advance,
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Recently i buyed a flash with synch cable for my LEICA M4.
After made one shot with the flash, i exidently pressed again on the shuter release without advancing to the next frame.
I payed attention that the flash fired again.
I want to mention that the shutter speed dial is in the flash mode
Is it normal? or i have a problem?
Thanks in advance.
I dropped my Leica M4 and according to the NYC Camera Doctor repair team, the prism that creates the ghost image in the rangefinder is dislocated and needs to be replaced. They suggested that I send it directly into Leica for repairs, becuase the rangefinder is a complicated mechanism they wern't equipt to fix. They also let me know that Leica, located in New Jersey, dosen't do specific repairs and will want to do a full tune-up. Money is a concern, and I'm not prepared to pay $1000-ish if I can at all avoid it. I just want my range-finder to be functional.
Has anyone had rangefinder work done, espeically on an M4? Would you advise having this work done by Leica or an outside repair person, such as DAG? Any experience or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I have a M4 and a M6. With the M6, the loading is super easy, basically dropping the film and close the bottom plate.
With the M4, if I don't pay close attention to the loading and advancing 3 times before closing the bottom plate (checking that the film is taken up correctly), the film can loosen from the taking spool (tulip). This has happened a number of times and I always dread it might happen. Now, I think I have a workaround but I have to waste 2-3 frames.
Any suggestions? If it needs a service, what would most likely be the parts? And being from 1970, would those be available?
I love how the M4 feels and operates in my hands but the M6 TTL is more reliable...
Kind regards, Joakim
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