M3 and Summarit

hyper

Member
I find an M3 in absolutely mint condition serial nº over 1.000.000 but it seems it was a long time without use and I think the lubricants becomes hard.

the speeds 1/4, 1/2 and 1 second are ok, but at the end of the sound of the mechanism is not fluid, the last "tic, tic.." sounds more silent and slow.

at the speeds 1/500 and 1/1000 the curtains run without leaving space between them. all the other speeds seems ok.

I'ts possible to say that is only a lubrication problem?

I live in Chile. Do you know who can do a CLA well done?
How much cost to do it?

It's better send the camera to Leica in Germany?


the M3 comes with a Summilux 50 mm pre 1.844.000 serial nº. (1.757.997)

Where I can find information about this lens, the comparison with post 1.844.000 serial nº, and the current one?


(please excuse my english)


thanking you in advance.


patricio
 
H

hektor

Dear Patricio,

Leica Camera AG does an excellent job at a reasonable price.

Leica Camera AG
Kündendienst
Solmser Gewerbepark 8
35606 Solms
Germany ts@leica-camera.com

However I have just sent my father’s M3 to:

Herr Ottmar Michaely
Am Schieferacker 22
35586 Wetzlar
Germany

He is a retired Leitz engineer.

The best comparison of the pre and post 1844000 50mm Summilux is
in Erwin Puts’ book – Leica Lens Compendium

Best wishes,

Justin
 

jlow

Active Member
Hi Justin

Can you please advise email contact of Herr Ottmar Michaely? I would like to send my M5 and SL2 for CLA

Thank you

Joseph Low
 
H

hektor

Unfortunately Joseph he does not have e-mail, however his telephone/facsimile is +49 (6441) 3 18 41 regards Justin
 

jlow

Active Member
Hello Justin

Thanks for your fast reply - a fax link is good enough - I shall contact him about my M5 & SL2

Best regards and have a nice weekend

Joseph Low
 
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