A few days ago I noticed I was getting some front focused shots with my M4 and different lenses. Since I'm travelling this Sunday I took them to the only authorised Leica tech in Sao Paulo to make sure the RF and the lenses were properly aligned. Turns out everything was aligned. I felt quite a noob and realised I must have focused in a rush, thus the occasional front focusing.
So I shot a roll last Saturday and just got them from the lab, and even though I was careful on focusing I still got some pretty front focused shots sometimes, I'm talking more than a meter off!
by Marcelo Colmenero
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Since I'm travelling on Sunday I have no time to fix my M4.
I took a good look on the camera and thought of something. Its back plate doesnt have a cushioned feeling when closing as my M6 did, but it never bothered. I closed the back and when doing so I noticed that if I pushed the back door inwards a bit while holding the camera a slight double click could be heard, and also it goes inwards a bit.
I think I might have identified the source of the problem, but wanted to know if it makes sense or if anyone had a similar problem before I try to order a spare back plate from DAG and hope it arrives on time so I can use it on my trip.
Thanks a lot