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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-01-2018
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My M9 seems to function well with the new sensor...

My M9 seems to function well with the new sensor and updated firmware.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2018
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It could be that the total volume of cameras...

It could be that the total volume of cameras repaired never reaches the levels at which the NJ Leica center ended up with.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2018
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Someone else posted that he received his M9 a few...

Someone else posted that he received his M9 a few weeks ago, and he mailed it to NJ in August 2017.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2018
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The interesting thing is that I have now seen...

The interesting thing is that I have now seen online posts by several Leica users who say that they also received an M240 loaner camera from Leica NJ. This is not as bad then. You don't miss your M9...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2018
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Posted By raid
I never said so! It was actually good to find my...

I never said so! It was actually good to find my camera as I sent it to NJ, except for a new sensor and firmware and camera cover.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2018
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It was my error! I meant to write: "since JULY...

It was my error! I meant to write: "since JULY 2017" and not since September. Sorry.
The camera looks as the way it was when I sent it to Leica, with some scratches here and there on the top of the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-20-2018
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Posted By raid
No. September 2017. Nice try. corrected: should...

No. September 2017. Nice try.

corrected: should have been "JULY 2017"
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-20-2018
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For me, the M9 sensor replacement took from...

For me, the M9 sensor replacement took from September until April. It arrived back a few days ago.

corrected: since JULY 2017
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2018
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Posted By raid
"Once the next batch of sensors fail, you're...

"Once the next batch of sensors fail, you're done."

By that time, the M240 may be quite inexpensive.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2018
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Posted By raid
Is there an external battery holder for the M9 or...

Is there an external battery holder for the M9 or a battery grip? I don't think so. If you find a way to hold your m9 under your winter coat most of the time, it may work out well in cold weather.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2018
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Posted By raid
There is one more point that I should have...

There is one more point that I should have spelled out. Having a better battery in the M240 helps with photography in cold settings such as taking photos in the mountains during winter months. It has...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2018
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Posted By raid
Thanks, Rob. I am waiting to get back my M9. I...

Thanks, Rob. I am waiting to get back my M9. I will keep it and I will use it. When the M9 needs a rest for a couple of minutes, I use my M8. This has been my set-up.

Ko.Fe. meant to say that we...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2018
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Posted By raid
I would not make it so dramatic :)

I would not make it so dramatic :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2018
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It always is a problematic issue to send away...

It always is a problematic issue to send away "treasured tools".
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2018
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Posted By raid
It may be that batteries will have such issues...

It may be that batteries will have such issues once on a while in Leica cameras, or that cameras will have issues which require removal of the battery.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2018
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Posted By raid
Enjoy your M240. It is a fine camera. Well, I...

Enjoy your M240. It is a fine camera.

Well, I did not return to Leica their M240 even though they emailed me a the UPS label. I suggested to send them back their M240 in the same box in which I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2018
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Posted By raid
1. I need to be prepared that suddenly there is a...

1. I need to be prepared that suddenly there is a need to "pause" after taking a few shots. The M9 decides to shut off or to play dead.

2. The battery will die much sooner than the larger battery of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2018
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Posted By raid
Thanks for the information, Joe. This is good to...

Thanks for the information, Joe. This is good to know. I could take the M240 on its last outing with me today!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2018
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Posted By raid
I received yesterday an email from Leica with an...

I received yesterday an email from Leica with an "invoice" for repairing the M9. The invoice is for $0, but maybe the receiving of the invoice signals the return of my M9 after having it sent to NJ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-24-2018
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Posted By raid
Thanks, Robert. This also means that I must use...

Thanks, Robert.
This also means that I must use my M9 to figure out how to best use the Hologon 16/8 for color images. The M240 has LiveView for easier checking, but it is not my camera.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-24-2018
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Posted By raid
I received this morning an email from Leica NJ;...

I received this morning an email from Leica NJ; my M9 will be back within a week and they want their M240 loaner back.

I have mixed feeling about it all. The modern M240 worked very well for me, but...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-26-2018
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Posted By raid
I have an M240 on loan as long as they have my...

I have an M240 on loan as long as they have my M9. I am getting used to having the M240.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-08-2017
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Posted By raid
I never found any signs of corrosion myself, but...

I never found any signs of corrosion myself, but I sent my M9 to NJ Leica. They affirmed that the sensor was damaged.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-08-2017
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Posted By raid
... and it is for free. I can wait.

... and it is for free. I can wait.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-07-2017
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Posted By raid
So now we have the categories: 1....

So now we have the categories:
1. new-old-sensor
2. new-new-sensor
3. old-old-sensor
4. old-new-sensor.

Good luck with convincing a prospective buyer of your M9 about your claims that your M9 have a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-07-2017
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Posted By raid
The original Leica NJ communications with me had...

The original Leica NJ communications with me had in it "damaged sensor". By default, getting the M9 repaired implies getting a new sensor. Having this done late in 2017 also implies that the sensor...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-07-2017
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Posted By raid
Yes, I was very lucky. I am getting used to using...

Yes, I was very lucky. I am getting used to using the M240, which is "dangerous"! When I switch over to my M8, it feels like going from an SLR to a RF camera. Things are basic and I have to pick my...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2017
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Posted By raid
I agree with Ellen. I want such a statement to be...

I agree with Ellen. I want such a statement to be clearly stated on the report. I expect my M9 back soon. I am using the M240 loaner as often as possible until I have to mail it back.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-05-2017
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Posted By raid
These are good news! Maybe I will soon get back...

These are good news! Maybe I will soon get back my M9 then.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2017
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Posted By raid
This is what I usually get, Jaap. 25%-85%. The...

This is what I usually get, Jaap. 25%-85%.
The Leica charger does not tell me when a battery is fully charged. It shows a 80% charge or so. Then I use the battery down to 25% or so. Is this same as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2017
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Posted By raid
If I had paid photo assignments I would buy...

If I had paid photo assignments I would buy several new batteries, and a couple of M10 cameras.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2017
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Posted By raid
I recharge only after a battery is down to about...

I recharge only after a battery is down to about a 25% charge when I am home. When I am shooting it usually is a surprise to me when the camera dies due to low charge battery.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2017
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Posted By raid
Cal, I own 2 original batteries (one for M9 and...

Cal,
I own 2 original batteries (one for M9 and one for M8), plus 4 back-up non-Leica batteries. I need to get some Leica batteries. They work better than the after market ones.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2017
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Posted By raid
We could buy a new battery, but the body and the...

We could buy a new battery, but the body and the shutter will remain "old"!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2017
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Posted By raid
I sent Leica (NJ) my M9 around June 20th. It...

I sent Leica (NJ) my M9 around June 20th. It looks as if Ellen and I will get back our cameras towards the end of the year.I agree with Cal that the wait is worth it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-27-2017
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Posted By raid
It was much shorter time until I was notified...

It was much shorter time until I was notified that my M9 had sensor issues.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-27-2017
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Posted By raid
You will get a camera back with a new sensor and...

You will get a camera back with a new sensor and other stuff done too.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-27-2017
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Posted By raid
This is correct. My M9 got three years ago a new...

This is correct. My M9 got three years ago a new board which includes a new sensor. I am now editing for the sane M9!to get same repair.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-21-2017
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Posted By raid
Hi Alex, I would email Leica Customer Service in...

Hi Alex,
I would email Leica Customer Service in Wetzlar, and I would say that your work kept you from checking online information on the set deadline. Would they kindly approve your sensor check and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-18-2017
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Posted By raid
I would ask Leica Camera USA if your camera will...

I would ask Leica Camera USA if your camera will be serviced for free or not. Then take it to Leica in Wetzlar.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2017
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Posted By raid
Didn't some people say that sensors are replaced...

Didn't some people say that sensors are replaced in Wetzlar and that our cameras may have been mailed there?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2017
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Posted By raid
I have never bought a new Leica item.

I have never bought a new Leica item.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2017
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Posted By raid
They also like to keep the Leica CEO happy. He...

They also like to keep the Leica CEO happy. He cares about customer service.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-13-2017
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Posted By raid
I would Google such information. This is what I...

I would Google such information. This is what I have done. Call the phone number listed, and discuss your camera's issues or potential issues. Request a mailer. Maybe they will approve this. Pack up...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2017
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Posted By raid
I am looking forward to getting back an almost...

I am looking forward to getting back an almost new M9! This is very exciting.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-22-2017
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Posted By raid
Rob: Yes, you are right about the sensor, but...

Rob: Yes, you are right about the sensor, but they usually also do a CLA and adjust the RF and replace the leather on the camera .
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-22-2017
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Posted By raid
Now this is interesting. So our M9 are sent to...

Now this is interesting. So our M9 are sent to Wetzlar after all. With the new-new-sensor, and getting the M9 adjusted and calibrated, and getting new leather cover, it will be a wonderful...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-12-2017
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Posted By raid
In 2014, Leica replaced motherboard (and sensor)...

In 2014, Leica replaced motherboard (and sensor) for my M9 and charged then $400 for labor. It was not for free then. Still, an awesome deal.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-12-2017
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Posted By raid
Congratulations on the zero cost repair!

Congratulations on the zero cost repair!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-29-2017
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Posted By raid
I would keep using your M9 until it rusts! [or...

I would keep using your M9 until it rusts! [or the sensor fails :(]
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-29-2017
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Posted By raid
I received today an email from Leica Camera US...

I received today an email from Leica Camera US (NJ) that my M9 has arrived. They will eventually let me know what the diagnosis is.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-27-2017
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Posted By raid
The M9 is a wonderful camera and it is now "a...

The M9 is a wonderful camera and it is now "a bargain", considering that a new M10 has a price of $7500 or more.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-26-2017
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Posted By raid
I agree with Jaap here. The M9 is a wonderful...

I agree with Jaap here. The M9 is a wonderful (older) camera, and with a new sensor, it may last another 3-5 years. Maybe more, but why more. Get then another better camera.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-24-2017
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Posted By raid
I just got back from the UPS store. My M9 should...

I just got back from the UPS store. My M9 should be soon mailed to NJ.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-24-2017
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Posted By raid
Interesting discussions here. I just completed...

Interesting discussions here. I just completed packing up my M9 for its trip to NJ. The deadline is August, so I am not waiting for more inspiration on this issue.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2017
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Posted By raid
I want to be able to use many lenses on my M...

I want to be able to use many lenses on my M camera. The Q does not suit my needs.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2017
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Posted By raid
When you buy some appliance for your home, say a...

When you buy some appliance for your home, say a refrigerator, and you get a one year warranty, what do you do 5 years later if that refrigerator stops working? Would you expect a free replacement or...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2017
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Posted By raid
Ellen, If you hear back from Leica Camera NJ that...

Ellen,
If you hear back from Leica Camera NJ that the sensor is damaged, will they then offer you to repair the M9 or get a Q and pay the $2350? Is this how it always works out?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2017
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Posted By raid
Yes, this is a fact. Still, the Leica image and...

Yes, this is a fact. Still, the Leica image and cult status, ot whatever you call it, makes many owners of Leica digital cameras expect a non-ending committment for (free) service.
Maybe it is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2017
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Posted By raid
... if you can repair or replace sensors.

... if you can repair or replace sensors.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2017
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Posted By raid
Ellen, What will be final cost of the Q, and how...

Ellen,
What will be final cost of the Q, and how much discount would you get when trading in your M9 for the Q? Does such a trade depend on having a damaged sensor on the M9?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-22-2017
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Posted By raid
They told me 24 weeks .,...

They told me 24 weeks .,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-22-2017
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Posted By raid
Thank you for this convincing argument Cal. I...

Thank you for this convincing argument Cal. I will try to mail off my M9 this week.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2017
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Posted By raid
I tried Option 4, but then I chose Option 7...

I tried Option 4, but then I chose Option 7 (Repair). There, a person will talk to you!
Do you send credit card information up front or do you wait until you get back information on the repair?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2017
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Posted By raid
Could you point me to where I could get "the...

Could you point me to where I could get "the form" that I need to enclose with the camera?
Thanks.

edit: I found it!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-21-2017
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Posted By raid
I am expecting any moment an email from Leica NJ...

I am expecting any moment an email from Leica NJ with a mailing label that I will use for mailing my M9 to them. I can use my M8 and my M 4/3 cameras and my SWC and the Land 250 camera for the next...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2017
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Posted By raid
I will send my N9!even though I am not seeing any...

I will send my N9!even though I am not seeing any signs if sensor problems.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2017
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Posted By raid
I agree with Jaap. I am just humoring them for a...

I agree with Jaap. I am just humoring them for a little. Tomorrow I will get a shipping label from them, and then my M9 will be sent over.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2017
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Posted By raid
I called up Leica NJ today. A man talked to me in...

I called up Leica NJ today. A man talked to me in the end. He sounded very nice. He told me that the waiting time is 24 weeks. He also told me that only "new model M9 have sensor troubles" He said...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2017
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Posted By raid
I just tried to call Leica Camera NJ, but I was...

I just tried to call Leica Camera NJ, but I was put on hold when using Leica Repair as the option. I will call later again.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2017
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Posted By raid
Thanks, Ellen. I would not have thought of (4)...

Thanks, Ellen.
I would not have thought of (4) Remove Leica strap!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2017
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Posted By raid
Hi Cal, Thanks for the tips. Ellen has been very...

Hi Cal,

Thanks for the tips. Ellen has been very helpful here.
I recall that I must remove the battery from the camera before mailing it. Right?


Raid
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2017
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Posted By raid
I should call up Leica NJ today. Should I just...

I should call up Leica NJ today.
Should I just ask them "to check the M9 and its sensor" or is there something specific that I should ask for, and will they by themselves offer to send me a pre-paid...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-18-2017
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Posted By raid
This makes sense, John. Thanks.

This makes sense, John.

Thanks.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-17-2017
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Posted By raid
How can I make sure that Leica NJ will actually...

How can I make sure that Leica NJ will actually take care of the M9 free of charge before sending in my M9? I have asked Markus Limberger (Leica AG Wetzlar) to send me something in writing that I can...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-23-2017
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Posted By raid
It seems to be mandatory (for all precatical...

It seems to be mandatory (for all precatical purposes] to send in your M9 for a check-up before the August deadline.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2017
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Posted By raid
I should send in to Leica my M9 to have the...

I should send in to Leica my M9 to have the sensor checked out. Hopefully, the cost is zero.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2017
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Posted By raid
Good question. I would be interested in having my...

Good question. I would be interested in having my M9 checked out too.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2017
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Posted By raid
I may go back to using film then.

I may go back to using film then.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2017
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Posted By raid
This does not sound good. Basically, Leica is...

This does not sound good. Basically, Leica is moving users to the M10.
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