[LRflex] Re: DM-R Adventure

  • From: Alan Siegle <alansiegle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 10:33:37 -0700 (PDT)

Good Morning David & Group Members,
  Thanks for your feedback on my DM-R problem. I have taken a few photo's with 
it since getting it working again, but not enough to really test it. I will be 
going to Tucson, Arizona in a few weeks and will give the DM-R another workout.
  The Leica dealer that I bought my R9 and DM-R from is Southeastern Camera in 
Raleigh, NC (919) 890-4484. Tony Mansfield is my contact 
(tonysec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx). As I said previously, Tony called me at home (10 p.m. 
his time) to see if what Leica told me corrected the problem. He has called me 
several times to see how I like the camera or ask if there is anything else he 
can do to help me. I have bought equipment over the years from many different 
stores, but Tony's customer service beat all the rest combined. 
  The images from the DM-R are very sharp and have a color palette that is 
different from my Canon 1D Mark II. But this same issue is true with film, each 
type has a different color palettes too. I have not posted any of my images on 
my Homepage yet, but I hope to after I return from my Tucson trip.
  Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 09:46:28 -0700
From: David Young <telyt@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [LRflex] Re: DM-R Adventure
Alan Siegel moaned:

>The camera was mounted on a tripod and after 5 or 6 shots nothing 
>happened when I pushed the shutter button, except I noticed the EV 
>reading on the back would show EV 0.0 after I pushed the shutter 
>button. I had plenty of battery power left, but I tried the 
>following steps to get it working again.
>I turned it off and on several times,I recharged the battery, and 
>replaced the SD card with another, nothing I did made any difference.


>  My concern is will it happen again, and if so, how often.

Good Mornin' Alan!

I cannot say that I've had your situation, but it is definitely a 
contact problem.  I say this because on several occasions, during 
"show and tell", I've popped the back off to show how you can still 
put film in the R8.  When I put it back together, it fails to work 
about 2/3rds of the time!  Doing as you did, just turning it off, 
reseating the back and (often) winding the film lever, has always got 
it going again.  I've never had it fail, once working, until I did 
'show and tell" again, or was removing the back to clean the sensor 
(like you, with a blower, no brush).  Then, one or two 're-seats" 
seems to do the trick.

I'm going to experiment with some contact preservative I have (about 
$75 for 1 fl. oz.) and will report to the list as to whether it makes 
any difference or not.

Sorry to hear of your problem, but inquiring minds want to 
know...  who IS your dealer?  He sounds like a gem!



David Young,
Logan Lake, CANADA


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