My Leica M Typ 240 Going Back To Germany


The Leica M Typ 240 Loose Carrying Strap Eyelets:

Hey everyone.  Sorry for the lack of posts.  I’ve been really busy shooting with the Leica M.  I’ve just been having a blast with it, and I will be posting more stuff soon but guess what?  Just when I was about to post my Leica M Typ 240 review I read this on Facebook:

Precautionary Check for all Leica M (Typ 240) deliivered before April 5 2013: Loose Carrying Strap Eyelets.

Basically, the eyelets can come loose while you use the camera.  It’s not every Leica M but I had this bad feeling mine might have to go back (I have bad luck like this sometimes lol), and sure enough, I found out from Leica NJ that mine has to go off to Germany.  Yes, Germany, you read that correctly.  This absolutely sucks.  I had the camera for like three weeks.

Do I regret buying it so early?  Not really because it’s a pretty awesome camera.  I’ve been out shooting almost everyday with it, and have fallen in love with this thing.  Plus, at least I’ll have more time with it before they replace it with an M11 but this is definitely not cool.  At least Leica is fully acknowledging the issue, and doing the right thing by fixing it.  Plus, I they said it wouldn’t take so long.  If you want more info about this, you can check out Leica’s page about this issue.  Right now, I’m just waiting for Leica to give me more info on what I need to do next.

Anyone else bought the new Leica M yet?  Did anyone find out if they need to send theirs back?  Feel free to leave a comment.  I’ll post my Leica M review today or tomorrow.  Take care.

2 comments… add one
  • inthedarkroom

    Too bad about the recall! Just when you were starting to have fun with it. Looking forward with great anticipation to your Leica M review.

    • Patrick

      Thanks for your comment. Yeah, I know, just when I was starting to have some fun with it. My review of the Leica M is coming shortly. Thanks for your patience!

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