2010, Leica, photography, Upgrade

Waiting For Lens Calibration

Finally, the old Summicron-M 2/35 is getting a much needed tune up at Leica NJ: focus calibration, focus mount fix, general cleaning and the all-new 6 bit coding. Got it used in 2000 (I think) in Kalamazoo and really never had it checked out. I remember screwing down a loose base plate in ’04 with tweezers “in the field” in Ketchum, ID. 4-6 weeks ETA.

film, Leica M6, Leica M8, Shutter, Upgrade

Waiting For Leica

Sent the M8 in to the shop for a shutter and rangefinder mask upgrade. In the meantime pulled out the M6 and loaded some Rollei ScanFilm CN 400. To my horror discovered my old Santa Monica lab is gone. All labs here in Michigan I used to use have been gone for a while already. Looking to NYC for an answer. In the meantime, waiting for Leica and the upgrade.

**Update: arrived yesterday. Have to say new quieter shutter does indeed make a huge difference. Only wish it came installed in the first place…