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    Cost of CLA?

    Not that my camera needs it yet, but I was wondering how much it costs for a CLA (mainly alignment of the rangefinder) for an M9? Oddly enough, I can't seem to find prices anywhere online using Google.

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    Re: Cost of CLA?

    Hi Matt, the RF adjustment alone is not particularly difficult and should not cost much. A CLA is much more involved...and that would pretty much mean a trip to Leica. There should be several places in LA that can do the RF adjustment...
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    Re: Cost of CLA?

    Thanks, but unfortunately, that doesn't answer my question.

    How much does an adjustment cost?

    What does a CLA entail for a digital M and what does it cost?

    If you're able to have adjustments done by other companies, does that void your warranty?

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    Re: Cost of CLA?

    You'll need to talk to the actual techs to get a quote. Everyone is different. CLAs are also dependent on the tech as well, some do more work than others and charge accordingly.

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    Re: Cost of CLA?

    Okay, so let me rephrase the question.

    For anyone that's gotten their M8/9 adjusted and/or CLA'd, what did it cost you? Let's look at ranges.

    Honestly, I didn't think this would be such a difficult question to answer.

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    Re: Cost of CLA?

    Call Steve's Camera Repair in Culver City. There's a review here regarding a CLA on a film Leica: Review: Steve’s Camera Service in Los Angeles (getting my Leica M6 repaired)

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    Re: Cost of CLA?

    Thanks for the link. Guess I'll have to look into that when the time comes. BTW, where in SM do you live? I'm right off of Main St.

    No one else?

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    Re: Cost of CLA?

    at least for M8's, this new post seems to finally answer my question. Would assume it's the same on M9's.
    Leica offering CLA special deal on M8 and M8.2 - Rangefinderforum.com

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    Re: Cost of CLA?

    That's a special for M8s and M8.2s and includes a 1 year warranty. Good deal.

    Call a tech if you want actual M9 prices.

    Dave Elwell is the contact at Leica:

    Dave Elwell
    Leica Camera Inc. / Parts & Technical Services
    1 Pearl Court/ Unit A
    Allendale, NJ 07401
    Leica Camera AG / [email protected]
    Tel 800-222-0118 Ext 1 9941 / Fax 201-995-1686

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    Re: Cost of CLA?

    I can do that, but I suppose it's strange that it seems like a secret as to what the prices are. You would think Person A would chime in and say 'I got mine adjusted/CLA'd at place X for $Y', Person B for $Z at M place, etc.

    Obviously outside shops are going to charge different prices (just like a car mechanic), but there should still be a range of prices so people get an idea. ie, an oil change would cost between $50-80, you know?

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    Re: Cost of CLA?

    I can't speak for other people. Since I've never had the RF in an M9 adjusted, I can't provide a price, I can only recommend what I've already suggested.

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    Re: Cost of CLA?

    Matt,
    I think the most important question is "who is the best technician to do this repair?". Accept the fact that the best technician may cost more and may vary the price on urgency of your request and how busy they may be at the time.

    If your M9 is under warranty, the cost should be $0 from Leica unless the condition was due to abuse.
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