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bizarrius
10-16-2010, 04:09
Well i have been looking for a similar thread but i didn't find anything.
if i'm wrong then i am sorry :$

Thing is, i want to change my M6 winding lever to an MP one.

Can i do it my self?
Can i buy the part a website that sells leica spare part?
(if anyone is interested in selling one feel free to pm me)
If i can't do it my self will a camera technician do or i should send it to someone that is trained for leica?
I always fix my stuff and i assure you i have never fixed something twice. :D

Rogrund
10-16-2010, 04:19
Lots of threads on the subject, e.g. this (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85225) one. Get a lever from DAG and a clamp from ebay. Changing the lever takes only a few minutes and is really easy, even I could do it...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4874538005_de02e5ec3a_z.jpg

millus1974
10-16-2010, 04:26
Maybe this could help you in case none on the forum have a winding lever to sell, i bought mine on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.it/902-SHUTTER-TRASSPORT-LEVER-FOR-THE-M1-M3-/220681873013?pt=Film_Cameras&hash=item3361aa2675

It's not cheap but less than one bought in a photo shop (at least here in italy) mine was chrome so i don't know if the black one is the new Black Chrome version like the M6 or the older one, maybe ask them.

Emiliano

bizarrius
10-16-2010, 04:29
ah nice!
are you sure that it will fit? im guessing that yes.
What would really help is a youtube video or some instuctions on what to unscrew to put it on:D
thanks..
its a chrome btw

Pickett Wilson
10-16-2010, 04:37
It's dead easy. But you MUST have the proper clamp wrench to do it or you'll damage the finish on your camera.

Rogrund
10-16-2010, 04:39
What would really help is a youtube video or some instuctions on what to unscrew to put it on:D


Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwQGNcJEdDk) you are! :)

umcelinho
10-16-2010, 05:31
did that to my chrome M6, it looks gorgeous :) got the advance lever from DAG, had it installed by a Leica technician in my city.

hans voralberg
10-16-2010, 05:48
Buy a clam from Micro-tools or Mr.Zhou, the lever on ebay or DAG ;) Or Malcom Taylor/Will Van Manen if you're in Europe

Mister E
10-16-2010, 06:08
Very nice. If only DAG would learn to paint his leavers.

SolaresLarrave
10-16-2010, 06:49
At least you don't have to remove the whole top cover... and if you wanted, now you know how to do it. :)

hans voralberg
10-16-2010, 07:57
You can buy black lever on ebay or directly from Leica ;)

Rogrund
10-16-2010, 09:46
Very nice. If only DAG would learn to paint his leavers.

Yeah, I know. The finish could have been better...

Debusti Paolo
10-17-2010, 00:56
in case of leica m6 titanium?

kshapero
10-17-2010, 03:59
OK sport's fans, what other customizing of the M6 is out there?

Rogrund
10-17-2010, 04:16
OK sport's fans, what other customizing of the M6 is out there?

Hardly customizing, but I changed the battery cover to a slotted one. Much easier to open.

bizarrius
10-17-2010, 04:41
i'd change my M6 TTL chrome to a panda if i ever decide it :)

unixrevolution
10-25-2010, 06:43
You could go to cameraleather.com and get it a new skin. Green or blue perhaps?

bizarrius
10-26-2010, 05:49
now why did you give me that site? :(
i can't decide! i want them all.
(my M4 needs new leather)

JayGannon
10-26-2010, 07:03
Get the griptac, its amazing.

wjlapier
10-26-2010, 07:28
OK sport's fans, what other customizing of the M6 is out there?

Black chrome M6 with MP style black chrome advance lever, preview lever, and rewind lever. It's mine.