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    Current price for 6-bit coding?

    What's the current price for 6-bit coding in NJ? Did they just have a price hike?

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    Re: Current price for 6-bit coding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Graber View Post
    What's the current price for 6-bit coding in NJ? Did they just have a price hike?

    i just got my 75lux back last week, and it was $125

    (although they did *not* check focus on the lens, since it came back with the same backfocus it went there with..

    *sigh*.. it'll be off to DAG with it then

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    Re: Current price for 6-bit coding?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimCollum View Post
    i just got my 75lux back last week, and it was $125

    (although they did *not* check focus on the lens, since it came back with the same backfocus it went there with..

    *sigh*.. it'll be off to DAG with it then
    Jim Did it have to go to Solms? How long did the repair process take.

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    Re: Current price for 6-bit coding?

    I was advised by Leica UK that the price as of two weeks ago had just gone up to 125, or approx $250.

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    140€ in France last friday.

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    Re: Current price for 6-bit coding?

    Quote Originally Posted by glenerrolrd View Post
    Jim Did it have to go to Solms? How long did the repair process take.
    it took almost a month to the day. i'll have to check to see if it went to Solms or not.

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    Re: Current price for 6-bit coding?

    if you are going to send it to DAG anyway, he sends me many flanges to machine for coding

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    Re: Current price for 6-bit coding?

    That's good to know Jim. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Re: Current price for 6-bit coding?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimCollum View Post
    i just got my 75lux back last week, and it was $125

    (although they did *not* check focus on the lens, since it came back with the same backfocus it went there with..

    *sigh*.. it'll be off to DAG with it then
    I am going to leave my chrome 35 ASPH Lux at Solms during my factory visit next month. If they send it back with exactly the same amount of back-focus (none) that it goes with and without taking it apart to find why this one does not aperture shift, I will be a happy bunny. I will pay with my French card, so I hope it will be the French price of 140 not the UK price of 125. It is still a pretty hefty price for the 10 minute job of swapping the bayonet mounting. Of course they then have to do the additional work of milling the slots on a CNC machine plus painting in the code. I am assuming they re-cycle the existing mounting if it is in good condition, rather than just throw it away.

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    Re: Current price for 6-bit coding?

    Quote Originally Posted by glenerrolrd View Post
    Jim Did it have to go to Solms? How long did the repair process take.
    i checked.. the lens was sent to NJ. They have the ability to code there as well

    jim

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    Re: Current price for 6-bit coding?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimCollum View Post
    i checked.. the lens was sent to NJ. They have the ability to code there as well

    jim
    Yes but just around Christmas they started routinely sending Summiluxes and Noctiluxes to Solms for 6 bit. I could be wrong but I thought for most lenses they just took off your old mount and put on a preowned coded mount. Your mount would then be recycled thru the machining process. The Summiluxes and the Noctilux mounts are frequently fine tuned to a specific lens..thus they have to be taken off and machined ..then your mount is used on your camera. The machining is low volume and difficult to obtain in NJ...so those lens usually go to Solms. Maybe I am all wet on this but its what I understood. So originally they did them all in NJ but at least for a while they were sending the luxes to Solms. Just curious as the only thing thats matters is that it worked.

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    Re: Current price for 6-bit coding?

    Old thread, but I thought I'd add that I recently inquired with Leica NJ about current 6 bit coding and was quoted a price of $175US.

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    Around 13,000 JPY here in Tokyo.

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    Re: Current price for 6-bit coding?

    Gosh, that sounds expensive Doublep and probably is.

    Once I go past one 35mm ASPH lens, I will want to do some coding myself. Right now, I know they either came from my 35mm Cron ASPH or my 35mm Cron ASPH. One thing about it, I bet my sensor is cleaner than most. :-)

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