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rangefinderlove123 09-02-2018 11:31

Screw fell off from front of Leica M4
Hello RFF

a screw fell from the front of my M4, the screw that go over the vulcanite. I was just hoping someone would know if this will let some light inside the camera and film chamber or if it is ok to use it as it is?

Thank you

sepiareverb 09-02-2018 11:35

Welcome to RFF. We all have a screw loose.

Fjäll 09-02-2018 12:06

I would put a piece of non translucent tape over the hole while searching for a replacement.

CameraQuest 09-02-2018 12:36

"Screw fell off from front of Leica M4"

damned cheap Leicas :)

rangefinderlove123 09-02-2018 12:44

I think it's more something to do with the last tech who worked on the camera, everything was loose (self timer came off etc...) now it's the damn front screw...

xayraa33 09-02-2018 12:47

Most long in the business camera repair techs will sell you a proper fitting replacement screw from their parts box.

Try DAG for instance.

nukecoke 09-02-2018 12:58

Almost happened to my Zorki once. I tightened it before it fell.

p.giannakis 09-02-2018 13:08

unscrew another one and see if you can find a matching pair in hardware stores.

rangefinderlove123 09-02-2018 13:16

Indeed but will it leak light in for the time being or not?


p.giannakis 09-02-2018 13:37


Originally Posted by rangefinderlove123 (Post 2831825)
Indeed but will it leak light in for the time being or not?


Put some black electrical tape over it and it will be fine.

Bill Clark 09-02-2018 14:14

if you have a smart phone, make a photo where the screw is missing and email to a repair person like DAG or Youxin.

sepiareverb 09-03-2018 04:46

And don’t miss this chance to pimp it out, stainless steel screws are likely available in that size.

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