Looks like my R-D1s shutter has the same problem as Angel posted in january (thread
But the finger tapping trick did not work out in my case...
After all the troubles I've had with that model I am seriously thinking about going evil. Evil DSLR.
The first R-D1 body I had was exchanged because of a tilted sensor, completely disaligned rangefinder and other issues. The replacement R-D1s I got had a significant vertical rangefinder disalignment after a few weeks only, and now, after a year and a half, the shutter went off. A repair is possible, but likely expensive. I'm waiting for Robert White's offer.
But even if I let it repaired, I will not really rely on that camera anymore. So what are the alternatives?
M8? After Leica's massive price increase, this camera is more out of my reach than ever.
I'm thinking about going DSLR, maybe keep the R-D1s as second body for available light and other special occasions. I think I'll wait until Photokina 2008 before I decide (assumed the R-D1s can be repaired and will hold until then).
But actually I'm in other troubles - must use a point&shoot for my PAW project