This morning, after several mugs of Piņon coffee, and, of course, after NOT having to spend the day sitting by the door waiting for the brown truck any more, I'm feeling in a good mood.
I came back from Costa Rica with a Leica M6TTL whose RF was slightly misaligned. Then, there was the issue of my Elmarit 135 that didn't work in all my cameras (there was a serious misalignment in the googles). And my other M6TTL leaking light... And my Leica meter MR started acting funny dying on me every so often. Life wasn't good, because I also had to turn in my tenure application by August 1.
! All the stress and no good toys!
Well... it's over. In May, my silver Leica returned from Leica USA, refurbished and fully functional. And the leaks are out! I've inspected all the slides done with it and there's nothing disturbing. Then, last week my MR came back from QLM, fixed (for free, because Mr. Milton felt generous), and yesterday, my black Leica body came back along with my Elmarit. All of them talking among themselves and in perfect alignment. I'm extremely pleased with my Leica stuff: two 'crons 50, one 'cron 90, one Hexanon 35 and one Elmarit 135. They work with two M6TTL and one nice M3, with a Leica MR for good exposures.
So, I'm feeling good again, letting the world know that my healthy Leica crew is ready to take the world.
Of course, I'll feel better after I buy another Elmarit, but that's another story.