Leica acknowledges a batch of Leica M6 cameras was shipped with faulty pressure plates

Leica has acknowledged that a batch of Leica M6 cameras with faulty pressure plates was shipped to customers:

“Shortly after the start of production of the Leica M6 last year, 2022, a faulty batch of pressure plates was identified, which in rare cases can lead to scratches on the film. As a result, Leica Camera AG immediately and carefully analyzed the production processes and adjusted them where necessary. Should the case nevertheless occur, Leica will of course and without any doubt carry out the appropriate repairs.

So far, we have not identified such an error in the two models Leica MP & Leica M-A. Nevertheless, Leica Camera AG has made the same adjustments in the production process as for the Leica M6.

As ever, the company’s primary goal is to provide a first-class customer experience through products that are superior in both design and performance.“ (via 35mmc)

Here is the original letter from Leica acknowledging the issue (via Leica Forum):

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