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The craziest Leica sensor failure I've ever seen!
Old 03-22-2019   #1
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The craziest Leica sensor failure I've ever seen!

Not mine! Posted on fredmiranda:

https://i.redd.it/7rezwpxq7ln21.jpg

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/to...855/0#14798374
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Old 03-22-2019   #2
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The screen name of the guy who posted this is “mr doodle”. That might explain it.
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In the first photo is that rust on something in the upper right inside the camera?

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Old 03-23-2019   #4
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I was thinking rust too. Near the edges of the sensor it looks like moisture under the glass.

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Old 03-23-2019   #5
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Such catastrophic failure looks more like damage - heat? water damage? chemical exposure?
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Old 03-23-2019   #6
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Is it the same as was posted at LUF sometime ago?
Similar look. No damage due to water or digging in the sand box.
Camera was sitting unused for several years and this looking damage was discovered.
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Old 03-23-2019   #7
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The M9 will one day be set aside as unusable due to some technical issues. This extreme sensor issue does not help improve the way users view their M9 cameras. It adds to the fears that one day my M9 will be a dead brick.
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That's just the built in Leica "glow" filter.

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Old 03-23-2019   #9
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Leica never had this problem until they moved away from user replaceable sensors.
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Old 03-23-2019   #10
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Sure they did.
https://www.dagcamera.com/store/p128...re_plate..html

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Old 03-23-2019   #11
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Leica never had this problem until they moved away from user replaceable sensors.
I love cameras with user replaceable sensors. Love using a fresh new sensor for each shot.
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He asked for it to be recovered in calf grain. Just didn't specify the camera body, not the sensor.

My M9-P, bought 2012, sensor replaced 2014, is now in, for just one week, to have the recently arrived new improved sensor put in. M9 alive and well thanks to amazing service from Leica. My Monochrom has the new sensor now too. Total cost to me: just the petrol to travel 3km a few times, and the total of three weeks for two cameras not in use.
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Old 03-24-2019   #13
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The M9 is now an ancient, long-obsoleted, first-FF Leica M camera. When I had one, I was never all that taken with it ... It exhibited many of the issues of a first product with difficult technology to develop: slow and unresponsive shutter release, too little pixel resolution on a too small LCD, et cetera. When mine exhibited the corrosion issue, I was glad to trade up to the M-P 240 model, which has both a far better sensor AND proves overall a much more competent, responsive, reliable, and consistent camera.

Posting such "shock and horror" photos and stories of a camera that even Leica has admitted had a lot of problems more than half a decade after its first far more competent successor was introduced and released is just an overweeningly ridiculous snore to me.

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The M9 is now an ancient, long-obsoleted, first-FF Leica M camera. When I had one, I was never all that taken with it ... It exhibited many of the issues of a first product with difficult technology to develop: slow and unresponsive shutter release, too little pixel resolution on a too small LCD, et cetera. When mine exhibited the corrosion issue, I was glad to trade up to the M-P 240 model, which has both a far better sensor AND proves overall a much more competent, responsive, reliable, and consistent camera.

Posting such "shock and horror" photos and stories of a camera that even Leica has admitted had a lot of problems more than half a decade after its first far more competent successor was introduced and released is just an overweeningly ridiculous snore to me.

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Agree. Every maker has had issues. Canon had the mirrors falling out. I had a major shutter failure on one of my new Canons when I was shooting for NATO in 2012. HAd a 1DsMkIII loaner come from CPS dead on arrival. You can go to any camera specific site and read all the complaints about those cameras. I love my M 262 and even more my M 10s. I still like my original MM and M-E warts and all. Rangefinders really fit the way I see and work. My advise to anyone is find a camera that works for you. Whatever that is. Every single one made now is fully capable of capturing what you see. As Ernst Haas said the really key is seeing.
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Well, my two M9s are still going strong. Both have had free sensor replacements and one is looking very well used. And they still deliver excellent low ISO files, which is what I want. Cameras are what you make of them.
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The M9 is now an ancient, long-obsoleted, first-FF Leica M camera. .....
Still better than my iPhone!

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Funny, after 2 sensor replacements I still think my M9 takes the same great photos it always has.

I just no longer trust it for must have photos from travel since both times my sensor problems cropped up it was after I got back from traveling. But all the photos were resurrectable, just don't want to repeat.

Still amazing color and general look to it. Not sure if I'd sink the money into another (used) Leica but will keep this one till it's dead.
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Posting such "shock and horror" photos and stories of a camera that even Leica has admitted had a lot of problems more than half a decade after its first far more competent successor was introduced and released is just an overweeningly ridiculous snore to me.

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Since it's a failure even Leica had admitted, what bad would posting its pictures do? People who want to support Leica will just buy a current one.
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The M9 is now an ancient, long-obsoleted, first-FF Leica M camera. When I had one, I was never all that taken with it ... It exhibited many of the issues of a first product with difficult technology to develop: slow and unresponsive shutter release, too little pixel resolution on a too small LCD, et cetera. When mine exhibited the corrosion issue, I was glad to trade up to the M-P 240 model, which has both a far better sensor AND proves overall a much more competent, responsive, reliable, and consistent camera.

Posting such "shock and horror" photos and stories of a camera that even Leica has admitted had a lot of problems more than half a decade after its first far more competent successor was introduced and released is just an overweeningly ridiculous snore to me.

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Its got higher pixel resolution LCD than a M-D
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Crazy! Thank goodness they used safety film!
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This thread is titled "the craziest Leica sensor failure I've ever seen!"

Here are some of my Leicas:


Point being? This is about the craziest Leica sensor failure I've ever seen! From someone that obviously is into Leica cameras.
So if you for some reason are upset at looking at this picture of 'the craziest Leica sensor failure I've ever seen!'tm, post one crazier!

It's like looking at a car wreck, with the bonus that no-one got hurt. Well, apparently some feelings got bent out of shape.
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