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Hi guys, great shots since I've left for Japan. I'm back now, and I have a interesting Leica related thing to mention.
First off, apparently my lens is back at Leica Singapore (50APO) and I'll be picking it up tomorrow, so lets hope that everything is PERFECT with it. Yes I will be testing it as much as possible, as I'm having anxiety over it's performance changes from the fix!
Second, while in Japan, I took my wonky M240 to Leica to be serviced (brought along my 50noct on the trip), and they were able to fix it in about 15 minutes. The technician said that if it was the Noct that was off, it wouldn't have been able to be fixed in the Ginza shop, but would have to be sent to Germany. However, since it was the rangefinder, the techs could fix it.. And apparently they tested with machines and my noctilux is dead on accurate (which it now is, I didn't miss a shot since the fix).
A few things to note. First he said that the rangefinder was off (at close distances by more then one inch, and it increasing at further distances). He fixed it and all is well. BUT.... And I don't know why, the magenta cast is back when I zoom in, I noticed it right away in the shop, and when I asked him why, he couldn't tell me.
SOOO I suspect they did something with my firmware, as my camera is now acting like it did before the recent firmware update.. Basically, it's freezing again (but to be fair my camera would freeze randomly very infrequently before, although I know how to make it freeze all the time if I want to), and is a bit slower with startup again, and with writing to the card, and the purple cast is back when I zoom in. And yes, the first thing I did when I got home was tested all my various brands of SD cards, same problem..
BTW, haven't tested the other lenses yet, but I'm hoping that since now the camera is back to factory specs, ALL the lenses "should" also be factory spec and thus should all work perfectly (aside from my 50lux which I think may be somewhat wonky).