I got a Black dot Leica logo
Old 11-01-2014   #1
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Question I got a Black dot Leica logo

I got a Black dot Leica logo from DAG. But what is the best way to get the original red dot logo off my Leica M6?
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Press it with your thumb and gently twist (rotate) back and forth. Eventually the heat from your finger plus the motion will set the old logo free. Don't try to use any metal tools as you'll just end up scratching the finish.
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pencil eraser is also a well-known trick
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Press it with your thumb and gently twist (rotate) back and forth. Eventually the heat from your finger plus the motion will set the old logo free. Don't try to use any metal tools as you'll just end up scratching the finish.
trying this but it is not getting lose.
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Try with a piece of rubber between your finger and the red dot, or heat it up a little with a dry blower.
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It takes a while to get the old dot off. As many here suggest place your thumb against the dot, press down and rotate first in one direction, then in the other. At first it will all seem in vain. In fact it can take several minutes of effort before you even seem to be moving the damn thing in the slightest. But once it starts to move it all happens quickly and it will become loose quite rapidly. Warm air blown on the thing also helps.

The dot has to be removable as the vertical adjustment for the rangefinder is behind it (at least it is with digital Ms). When the time comes to glue the new dot on do not use a permanent glue - I used clear silicone which is soft and gooey but should come off again should it need to, using the same techniques as described above.
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The "Ocker" Down-Under method, LOL.
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The "Ocker" Down-Under method, LOL.
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The Leicas they send to the southern hemisphere are made a little tougher they tell me! LOL
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Be very careful attaching the new black dot, getting it even the tiniest fraction out of alignment will shout at you every time you look at the camera and make you hate it, not to mention the people who will point out it is crooked. So try to relax before doing it and try not to think how awful it would be if you got it wrong.

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I used 2 match sticks and put the end of one on top of the horizontal bar of L, and the other against the bottom of the A and forced as hard as I could in an anticlockwise direction. Then, with the matches against the bottom of the L and top of A, forced it in a clockwise direction. Repeat, and slowly the sticky tape holding on the dot will give way.
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A German photographer I met in Cologne told me he removed the red dot from his M6 by inserting a pin in the center of the dot, and then, gently, using it as a lever to lift the dot.

The thought of replacing the dot in my M6TTL bodies has crossed my mind, but then... I like how these dots stop traffic and make large crowds aware that I have a camera around my neck.
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Looks nice Akiva.

The one I put on my M9 must be a bit crooked cause my horizons are always just a bit slanted.
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So did the thumb technique work or did you have to use the Makita?
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DAG writes, "Yes, hold onto the word “LEICA” on the red logo with your fingernails, twist left & right until it loosens up, most loosen up in 30 seconds."

This worked.
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I did the same thing with two matches. Works well.
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Looks nice Akiva.

The one I put on my M9 must be a bit crooked cause my horizons are always just a bit slanted.
hahaha brilliant
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Looks nice! :-)

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I got a Black dot Leica logo from DAG. But what is the best way to get the original red dot logo off my Leica M6?
To get the black one on, what did you use? Silicone as suggested in one post, or something else?
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http://www.dagcamera.com/store/p157/...9_Cameras.html $22. Just got mine, so now i can share the link
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Re use your red dot

Take the old red dot and affix it to your Bessa or Epson RD-1
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l'm sure that the very same grinder is used in the Rollei factories to knock a ding on the left top corner of the Rollei 35 before they leave the factory
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Is anyone making Black Dot lens mount release?
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Is anyone making Black Dot lens mount release?
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Looks nice Akiva.

The one I put on my M9 must be a bit crooked cause my horizons are always just a bit slanted.
Hi,

It could be a matter of balance. Have you weighed the red dots and compared them with the weight of the black ones. I mean black holes are heaviest and it could, therefore, follow naturally. ;-)

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Can I ask where you got that lens hood?
Is it 39mm screw in?

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Old 12-21-2015   #31
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I highly recommend the black dot. It transforms the way the camera looks.

Mine went from this:



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Buy a M4-2 or backward, then you only need to care is engrave not the dot.
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Hi everybody, my black dot just arrived today from DAG and I would like to put it on my new m6ttl. ANy recommendations on what kind of adhesive to use?

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Don't the DAG black dots already have double-stick tape on the back? My last one did!
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Don't the DAG black dots already have double-stick tape on the back? My last one did!
Awesome, thanks a lot for that reply. I'm still trying to build up the courage to take off the red dot. I just got the camera and the black dot today and I'm a little nervous....

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Buy a M4-2 or backward, then you only need to care is engrave not the dot.
Yes, a much cheaper option than buying a $25 black dot.
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> The one I put on my M9 must be a bit crooked cause my horizons are always just a bit slanted.

No no you are supposed to look through the OTHER end of the camera!
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I tried to take the red dot off using my thumb with and without a rubber band, that didn't work to well (see photo of my thumb) , then I used toothpicks to move it a little bit….then I gave up….I guess I will let the red dot stay on it until I my thumb heals….

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Michael, you need patience. Just use your finger nails to grip the silver lettering. Twist clockwise and then anti clockwise repeatedly. It is very easy.

There might also be a slim chance someone before you took off the red dot for aligning the RF patch and reused the red dot with strong double sided tape. Perhaps a cotton bud stick with some alcohol applied along the edges can help? Good luck!
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