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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2018
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Poor Leica. They are the real victim here.

Poor Leica. They are the real victim here.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-27-2018
Replies: 578
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Unless I have missed something the M240 et seq...

Unless I have missed something the M240 et seq have been reliable if that is any solace.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-27-2018
Replies: 578
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Not sure why this timetable can't be right, but...

Not sure why this timetable can't be right, but perhaps it is specific to MMs.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-26-2018
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As former member of RFF reached out to me to pass...

As former member of RFF reached out to me to pass on his latest conversation with Leica NJ about the status of repairs. He has five MMs in for sensor replacements.

"The latest Leica NJ told me ( a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-02-2017
Replies: 578
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Posted By ptpdprinter
There is an M9 with the sensor issue on Fred...

There is an M9 with the sensor issue on Fred Miranda for $1475. That's probably hard to swallow, but it's some indication of value. No idea what it will sell for though, so it might well be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2017
Replies: 578
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Posted By ptpdprinter
The advantages of being a European Leica...

The advantages of being a European Leica customer. US customers are really getting short shrifted.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-24-2017
Replies: 578
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Posted By ptpdprinter
They have to take off the covering to do the...

They have to take off the covering to do the repair, so they have to replace it. It's not like they are replacing the covering out of the goodness of their heart.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-24-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
Kind of depends on how old you are when you...

Kind of depends on how old you are when you purchase them, don't you think? I am getting up there, so for me a Leica, film or digital, would probably be a lifetime purchase.:eek: You young fellas...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
Most consumer products, like refrigerators, are...

Most consumer products, like refrigerators, are relatively inexpensive and have relatively short useful lives, so after five years you pretty much expect them to break and are not surprised when they...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
Is it unreasonable to expect free repair of...

Is it unreasonable to expect free repair of manufacturing and design defects?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
On the bright side, in eight weeks, any sensor...

On the bright side, in eight weeks, any sensor repairs will become a source of income.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
Leica's trade-up offer now extends beyond the 240...

Leica's trade-up offer now extends beyond the 240 if that is any solace.

https://leicarumors.com/2017/06/16/more-upgrade-options-for-leica-m9m9-pm-emonochrom-cameras-with-ccd-sensor-corrosion.aspx/
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
You shouldn't have to baby a Leica. If the sensor...

You shouldn't have to baby a Leica. If the sensor is defective, and Leica has acknowledge that they are, it should be replaced. It's regrettable that Leica has abdicated its responsibility by pulling...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-13-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
Just buy another camera and lenses to use while...

Just buy another camera and lenses to use while you are waiting.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
Let them eat cake?

Let them eat cake?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
Unfortunately, the time frame in the United...

Unfortunately, the time frame in the United States is significantly longer.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-22-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
Leica has done a masterful job of tamping down...

Leica has done a masterful job of tamping down expectations among its adherents. We're now at a four month waiting list, three month repair time.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-18-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
With B&W film, you use filters in front of the...

With B&W film, you use filters in front of the lens; with digital, you shoot in color, convert to B&W, and use the color adjustments in the HSL/Color/B&W module in Lightroom. With the MM (and scanned...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-18-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
One downside to the MM is that it does not record...

One downside to the MM is that it does not record RGB information and you therefore do not have access to the color adjustments for black and white images in the HSL/Color/B&W menu in Lightroom. You...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
Details on upgrade option in lieu of sensor...

Details on upgrade option in lieu of sensor replacement:

https://leicarumors.com/2017/05/17/upgrade-options-for-leica-m9m9-pm-emonochrom-cameras-with-ccd-sensor-corrosion.aspx/
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
It would seem Leica expects a significant number...

It would seem Leica expects a significant number of sensor replacements in the future. I do not think they would take the bad PR hit from the replacement policy reversal if sensor replacements had...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
The question is will anyone buy a used M9/MM/ME,...

The question is will anyone buy a used M9/MM/ME, whose sensor has not been replaced, after August, 2017, and if so, what will they be willing to pay for it. The market will speak. I suspect the used...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
The replacement policy was characterized as a...

The replacement policy was characterized as a goodwill arrangement. Terminating the goodwill arrangement is whatever the opposite of goodwill is called. Bad faith?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,290
Posted By ptpdprinter
Here what is says in part: "Leica offers a free...

Here what is says in part:

"Leica offers a free replacement service for the CCD sensors of cameras affected by this problem as a goodwill arrangement. This goodwill arrangement applies regardless...
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