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    How long will Leica repair their R models?

    Anyone know? I know the Leicaflexes have silvering problems w/their prisms.

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    I don't know whether they repair them now -- the Leicaflexes, that is. They may still service the R cameras. Some time ago Don Goldberg replaced my SL2's prism, which had really obtrusive desilvering, with another prism he'd had resilvered. He performed other service also. He (or Sherry Krauter) may be your best best for servicing the Leica SLRs.

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    I doubt they have any spare prisms. Like Nick said, it will probably be a resilvered one of that's what yours needs. I've been lucky and the cameras I've owned were OK, but that was some years ago.

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    Leica has a 24h telephone service for such issues.

    Furhermore on their german site they offer a special request form related to servicing and spares. The R-models still form a group of their own, the Leicaflexes would be subsumized under "other".

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    When was the R6.2 discontinued? I think back then they said they will have spare parts till about 2012 or 2014. This doesn't really help.

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    I actually don't have any Leica slrs yet, but I'm thinking of going that way and wondered if they'd be a good investment.

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    Sending a Leicaflex from Ohio to Germany , receiving it with most expensive courier service plus the hyper prices of Leica service. Costs 5 times the current price of a Leica SLR body. I think if they can replace lens elements , it would be a good investment for 2000 dollar lens but not suitable to any other hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chip j View Post
    I actually don't have any Leica slrs yet, but I'm thinking of going that way and wondered if they'd be a good investment.
    I would not consider any camera stuff a good investment unless you use it to produce income directly. If that is the case then I would want the most reliable problem free gear that money could buy. You may want to talk to one of the Leica repair specialist locally and see if they can shed some light on the issue.

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    Buying photography gear either film or digital as an an "investment" is what people tell themselves to rationalise their acquisitions to themselves and their significant others, if you need to get real World return on investing your cash, put it into something else.
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    Leica has totally abandoned its R line -- I made inquiry a coupla years ago about a repair to one and was referred to off-site repair people such as DAG.

    Their web site doesn't even mention them. Sad.

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