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    The shutter on my 5 year old Leica M8 failed last week. The general view at the club was that a well used obsolete digital camera 5 years old was barely worth the high cost of repair but I sent it to Leica anyway.

    Very quickly I got the quote,

    Adjust on/off lever and correct line/pixel error on sensor 160

    Replace shutter and winding mechanism
    Adjust shutter speed timing
    Clean and adjust rangefinder
    Clean and adjust all parts, test

    No charge - warranty/goodwill 0

    So I am going to have a fully repaired and serviced M8 for an overall cost of a bit over 200 including VAT and postage.

    Well done, and thank you Leica.

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      Re: Worth repairing?

      Originally posted by mike_j View Post
      The shutter on my 5 year old Leica M8 failed last week. The general view at the club was that a well used obsolete digital camera 5 years old was barely worth the high cost of repair but I sent it to Leica anyway.

      Very quickly I got the quote,
      He'd
      Adjust on/off lever and correct line/pixel error on sensor 160

      Replace shutter and winding mechanism
      Adjust shutter speed timing
      Clean and adjust rangefinder
      Clean and adjust all parts, test

      No charge - warranty/goodwill 0

      So I am going to have a fully repaired and serviced M8 for an overall cost of a bit over 200 including VAT and postage.

      Well done, and thank you Leica.
      I have heard before that Leica pull out the stops to give good customer service.
      Let's face it a genuine Leica as apposed to the collaborative models are always worth having repaired, except in exceptional cases of repair cost being more than the value of the camera. With the M models value will always remain high if only for its collectible value.

      Patrick
      Last edited by Patrick; 15-11-13, 06:09 PM.

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