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| p.827 #5 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread |
Jawad, nice! Keeps you guessing
Phil, wonderful portrait!!
Jabber, nice serene composition
Adam, sorry to hear about your issues with Leica!!
At the moment, I have a M240 sent back to Solms too, as the RF calibration went off, and was backfocusing about 1.5 to 2 cm. Unfortunately this is an issue with the 50 Nocti f/1.0, as at f/1.0 there is a front focus of about 1cm, and reverts about 1cm back focus at f/2.8 to 4.0. This is normal, but the M240 somehow drifted off after my last trip to Bali.
I have no problems about the M240 being re calibrated, and previously I had sent my M9's to Camera Clinic, and the turn around was 3 days, and worked brilliantly. Apparently with the new M240's, they need to be sent back to Solms. The issue is the time factor!!! In Germany, the gear gets held up in customs for 10 days coming, and then again 10 days going out. This is normal practice in Germany, but terrible for the customer. The turn around is estimated about 5 weeks, and this is not acceptable IMO. Fortunately I do have a back up M240 for now!!
I agree the A7r will be a great backup! The A7's are expecting to be shipped this Friday in Australia. I already have the Novaflex adapter, ready to test with the 50 Lux, 50 Cron Rigid DR, 50 Nocti f/1.0 and the 75 Lux. If it works with the 35 Lux, then this is a bonus. I am not expecting much with the WA's, so this is relegated for the M240 for now.
Similar issues are with Sony service in Australia. If there is a problem, let's say with the RX1r, or the A7's, there are major delays also with Sony, assuming they get back to you. Recently I had the issue with the RX1, where I had tried to contact for 3 weeks, and no response. It was not until, I placed comments on the Sony FB page, that they responded, and replaced the RX1 as the service center did not have the facility to repair the camera at the time.
I don't think there is a magic fix, unless you stick with Canon or Nikon for excellent service, and the pro back up.