Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/08/17[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Bottom line...of my three M6's (recent production) I sent *one* back to Leica NJ for an under-warranty vertical alignment adjustment, not because it was causing a problem with the finished product, but simply because the lack of alignment was driving me crazy. (I should have checked this before I bought the camera, but since it was my first Leica, I didn't know any better...Thanks to the LUG, I now know how to check these aspects before I buy :-) I was without the camera for seven days and it has worked perfectly ever since - even surviving trips on express prop planes on which the vibration is enough to loosen dental fillings! Sandy > > People who are going to be checking the calibration of > the rangefinder with a yardstick every other day are > probably not going to be happy with an M6 or any other > mechanical rangefinder. The fact of the matter is > that a rangefinder can drift out of alignment. > According to many reports I've read on the LUG, shocks > commonly cause vertical misalignment (in the > rangefinder patch one image is slightly above the > other) which while irritating, causes no detrimental > effects in terms of accuracy, which is solely a > function of horizontal alignment (within reason).