M patch flare upgrade kit

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by dan d. chang, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. I e-mailed Leica USA the kit contains a mirror and a lens for about
    $30 plus processing fee $10. I have ordered a kit to what they are,
    LEica charge $270 for the upgrade
     
  2. Interesting. Does it come with instructions ?
     
  3. They probably only use $1 worth of lubricants in an overhaul the rest you pay is for experienced labor using the proper factory tools to take it apart and put it back together in the right calibration and without breaking anything else. Sounds like pretty risky for a do-it-yourselfer to attempt.
     
  4. I thought Leica no longer offered non-user serviceable parts to consumers.
     
  5. They were going to but Federal law forced them to change. That's why a Ford dealership HAS to sell you (or an independant service garage) Ford parts.
     
  6. They probably only use $1 worth of lubricants
    some of the leica lubricant is very expensive $80/gm. to someone maybe a risky GIY to other people it is easy.
     
  7. That's really great news! Perhaps you would be so kind as to take pictures and post them of how you take apart your M6 and perform the upgrade? Did you buy Leica factory tools for this or do standard jewelers tools work? PS do you know how many cameras that $80 gram of lubricant covers? Perhaps you could write an article for the LHSA Viewfinder, I imagine there are a lot of people who would like to do easy overhauls on their own Leicas and save all that money.
     
  8. Ben
    DAG and these leica techs need money to put food on the table too. just like not everyone can be a surgeon, not everyone can be a leica tech.
     
  9. Nah, the repair folk should encourage us to try to do it ourselves, heh heh, some more orders comin in.
     
  10. Dan I'm not a surgeon but I know with 30 years making precision dental appliances by hand that I could handle repairing a Leica and probably there are others here as well maybe even a few surgeons. All I need is someone who really knows how, to illustrate the procedure and list the tools required.
     
  11. Ben
    The problem is you do not want to risk your Leica, if you never take Leica apart. I was told after you replace these parts you need readjust the rangefinder. the special tools needed to adjust the vertical patch cost $250-300 and Leica will not sell tools to public. for DAG's $118, parts cost about $45, it is very reasonable. I have not get this parts yet, I just want to see what they are because the M4-P/M6/M6TTL is derived from simplified M4-2 RF.
     

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