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    dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    the filter thread is dinged in slightly, anyone know an estimate of how much this will cost to fix as sending it to leica to get the estimate is a lengthy process.

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    Re: dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    If it's still under the Passport warranty, the repair cost should be zero.

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    Re: dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    how do i find this out?

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    Re: dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    If you bought it from a Leica authorized dealer within the last 3 years you should have the passport warranty. Check the papers that came in the lens box. One should be the passport card.

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    Re: dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    i cant find it, only the test card and the manual? it was bought used from a authorized dealer at christmas and am sure it had not been owned for 2 or more yeard before that. is there a way you can check without the card?

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    Re: dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    The warranty is only available to the original purchaser of the lens.

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    Re: dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    If you bought it from a Leica authorized dealer within the last 3 years you should have the passport warranty
    Worldwide?

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    Re: dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    No, I think Passport warranties are USA.

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    Re: dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    Well, several years ago I dropped my 28 cron (what is it about this lens?) and bent the helicoid and really messed up the barrel. Fortunately no glass was touched. The repair was almost $600 - fortunately I only paid about $1400 for the lens to begin with (before the whole digital craze). So I would expect maybe around $300? Who knows until you get an estimate. Or live with it without a filter and then only repair if you want to sell. A local repair shop might be able to get it straightened out enough to fit a filter on it (a pretty common repair), just not "new" looking. All depends on how bad the ding is....

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    Re: dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    I dropped an unpadded bag containing a 35 'cron onto a tile floor and did similar damage to Charles. I sent it to Sherry Krauter at Golden Touch and she fixed it including a replacement helicoid for about $330.

    The lens was locked up solid when I sent it off and perfect when I got it back. Don Goldberg also does excellent work too - Leica isn't your only option and to be honest I'd use either of these two folks in PREFERENCE to Leica these days.
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    Re: dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    If it's just the filter ring you can easily repair this yourself using a $30 tool called a filter vise. Micro-tools sells these. These fit onto the filter ring and your applied pressure returns the filter ring to round. Easy fix but you'd be surprised at how much force is necessary to remove even the smallest filter ring ding.

    Otherwise take the lens to any old-time camera store, if you can find one. If they have an in-house repairer it should take him about 5 minutes to fix.

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    Re: dropped my 28mm summicron m..

    If you don't want to take the trouble of getting it fixed and possibly footing an exorbitant bill, I'm happy to take it off your hands... at a bargain price of course

    I know, not helping. All the best with getting your lens fixed!

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