DIY MP viewfinder ungrade

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by dan d. chang, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. One of my friends in NYC is a chief technologist in camera repair filed, most
    my knowledge came from him and helped by him. I provided this DIY for these
    who fell capable to DIY, your mileage maybe different but at least you have
    some information about how it was done. I did mine under my friend help, not
    really difficult but you have to take caution not to tear the ribbon from the
    light meter. I just share my experience and I am not response for any damages
    to you or your camera or anything esle due to this post. Standard disclaims
    apply.

    Tools and part:
    For M6/M6TTL: you need the ring wrench from micro-tool, one for the one around
    the shutter release button and another for the flash PC. Spanner.
    MP/M7 style mirror and plastic filed lens (about $20, $10 plus some processing
    fee and SH fee)

    1. Take off the top plate by remove the collar around the shutter release
    button and film advance crank
    . The flash PC, the film rewind cranks locked by a setscrew, remove the
    setscrew and remove the film rewind crank.

    2. Mark the bright mask frame position by draw line around the two screws fix
    it, if you can get around, you do not need to remove the mask frame. There are
    two screws hold the mirror and the mask frame as well as ribbon from the
    meter. There are two LEDs at the end of ribbon, also a plastic magnifier cover
    the tiny LEDs; it can fall off due to old age.

    3. Remove the two screws hold the meter ribbon, mirror and mask frame and
    replace with the new mirror (the bottom has a dent).

    4. The difficult part to glue the plastic filed lens in to the mask frame, it
    fill in right the cut off portion at the bottom is for the LEDs, you need very
    little clear glue to glue it on to the frame at the top and bottom, if you put
    too much you will ruin the movable bright line, it will glue them together.

    5. Test the movable bright frame makes sure they are functioning. Then put
    back the top plate.

    Not that difficult to do it. I did mine on my M6 and has been working great. I
    would say the update M6 is better than my M4.

    I will post some pictures late on.
     
  2. Yes, please do post some illustrations. Babelfish has its limitations :-(
     
  3. DR. Patel, I have been in the forum since 2001. You are the one of kind people contribute nothing but senseless arguement. Do you have a job to do Doc? Dan
     
  4. You tell him Dan! Film Rules!!!
     
  5. field lens
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  6. MP/M7 style mirror
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  7. M6 topless
     
  8. Thanks very much for writing this DIY info, its helpful to ppl like me who wish to avoid customs hassles and sending a camera away. Do you supply the mirror and lens? Does this work with the Leica M6 classic? Is it possible for you to provide illustrated step by step pictures showing the process and mistakes to avoid.
     
  9. I am not a dealer or repair technician, just a hobbist, parts can be buy from leica dealer ( at least in USA), I listed the step in original post. the one thing you need to watch is the ribbon from the meter.
     
  10. thanks dan. i may not have the guts to do it myself, but it's nice to know some people provide useful info here. and thanks for shutting the guy up. goodness, he just wouldn't stop sometimes. it's getting freakin tiring.
     
  11. All I asked him to do was show illustrations because his text read like the badly-translated assembly instructions that come with various imported items, which he did. Nobody "shut me up".
     
  12. jury . , sep 15, 2006; 10:08 a.m.
    thanks dan. i may not have the guts to do it myself, but it's nice to know some people provide useful info here. and thanks for shutting the guy up. goodness, he just wouldn't stop sometimes. it's getting freakin tiring.

    I have seen this kind of losers who title himself Doctor in grocery store or Starbuks or flea market who just lost his license to practice due to fraud or malpractice or just lost his job.
     
  13. Perhaps you would like that to be true but my license is intact and all you have succeeded in doing is demonstrating your inability to control your rage and a disregard for photo.net forum policy. Though the latter is hardly unique.
     
  14. What kind of practicing physician can post 450 posts in 5 months, go figure.
     
  15. imaginary doc: Nobody "shut me up"

    i rest my case .
     
  16. I'm listed in the AMA directory.
     

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