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    LED screen kaput

    took the camera on an outing to find the main LED screen was not functioning. it comes on, showing a partial smear, not any sort of change when pressing menu, set or play. image count/battery display works, as does the shutter. no joy from a battery pull/reset. camera was in the trunk for a five hour ride, but in its foam lined bag, normal temps. did hit a few nasty bumps on the BQE (for you NY folk).
    will be sending it off to nj?

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    Re: LED screen kaput

    John,
    Bummer-
    Try taking the battery out for a 15 seconds or so and see if it gets better if you haven't already done so.
    Then I am afraid that it does sound like a trip to the spa (or is it torture chamber) in NJ is in order.
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    Re: LED screen kaput

    Sounds like a wire got disconnected to the LCD
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    seems right, guy. when i smack it with my hand, the word "iso" pops up briefly and some of the line/smears change a bit

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    Sounds a spa visit is in order.
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    Re: LED screen kaput

    Or jou could try a bigger hammer

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    Re: LED screen kaput

    look at a bright side: now you have as close to film experience as it gets

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    Re: LED screen kaput

    you know, that occurred to me: no chimping, wait till later to "develop" your shots i could put a fake 7 over the 8...

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    I am sorry to hear about your ailing M8 lcd. Irakly makes a good and optimistic point about your M8 problem, but I don't know how well I would do without checking the histogram regularly - it is so important with the lower dynamic range of digital. At least you can spend some quality time with your Hassy CFV while the M8 is away for repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Gowin View Post
    I am sorry to hear about your ailing M8 lcd. Irakly makes a good and optimistic point about your M8 problem, but I don't know how well I would do without checking the histogram regularly - it is so important with the lower dynamic range of digital. At least you can spend some quality time with your Hassy CFV while the M8 is away for repair.
    latitude, you mean? evidently, you have not shot much slide film half stop over, and you are screwed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by irakly View Post
    latitude, you mean? evidently, you have not shot much slide film half stop over, and you are screwed...
    Yep, you are probably correct on both accounts. It has been many years since I shot slide film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Gowin View Post
    Yep, you are probably correct on both accounts. It has been many years since I shot slide film.
    Well I am shooting slide film (Velvia) again with my V Camera while I await the Hassy CWD. Love the look and feel but exposure is a bit of a @all buster don't you know. Irakley speaks correctly about overexposure but then he knows what he is doing.

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    heard a rumor that Leica NJ brought in some german experts to spiff up their service; tomorrow i'm out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Gowin View Post
    Yep, you are probably correct on both accounts. It has been many years since I shot slide film.
    hehe, i still remember. it was a nightmare sometimes, but slides was the only thing that magazines would take.

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    dropped it off today, was told a minimum of 4 weeks. It will definitely be fixed in NJ and no need to send cameras to germany any longer! they are now pointedly making an effort to reply within a week with an estimate to all customers. was told they have an extra technician now.

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    Hi Jim
    sorry to hear about the hassle - I hope it all works out okay as fast as possible.
    Just don't get involved in that slide film stuff

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    Lately i've been scanning 35mm slides from an old trip, about 400 of them. that will satisfy any urges to go back to film

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    Sorry to hear the trouble about your LCD John. The BQE is a harsh mistress. One unavoidable tank trap on the BQE broke the right front strut on my car. I consider it the worst road in America, and sadly I am regularly reminded as to why. I was on it twice today...

    As for the repair, I hope that it is done quickly and efficiently.

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    got my camera back, all fixed and with FW 1.201; which seems like a newer one than I had?
    Leica NJ kindly sped up the process...3 weeks door to door

    thanks Leica.

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    That is good news. I am sure you are glad to have your M8 back.

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