Category Archives: Leica M9

Another company (Maxmax) is offering repair service for corroded Leica M9 CCD sensors

After my post over a week ago, several other companies popped up online that provide repair services for corroded Leica M9 CCD sensors. In addition to Kolari Vision, there is also Maxmax and at least one more company that I will mention online later once I get permission to do so. Here are the details on […]

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Kolari Vision is now repairing corroded Leica M9 CCD sensors for $1,000

Kolari Vision informed me that they are now repairing corroded Leica M9 CCD sensors for around $1,000. This is good news and timing because Leica recently discontinued their M9 CCD sensors replacement program. Here are the details from Kolari Vision:

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Leica M9 CCD sensors have been discontinued, defective sensors can no longer be replaced

Leica officially reported that M9 CCD sensors have been discontinued and are no longer in production. As a result, defective sensors from the corrosion issue can no longer be replaced. Here is the full text:

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Who has the most beautiful shutter sound: Leica M9, M240, M10 (shutter sound comparison)

This video demonstrates the various shutter sounds from the Leica M9, M240, and M10 cameras:

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The Leica M9 is ten years old: an interview with Stefan Daniel

The French website Mizuwari published an interview with Stefan Daniel on the 10th anniversary of the Leica M9 camera. Here are a few quotes (Google translation):

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The Leica M9 camera was announced 10 years ago today

The first full-frame digital rangefinder, the Leica M9, was officially announced 10 years ago (M9 0n 09.09.09). Many Leica fans still consider the M9 one of the best Leica cameras ever made mainly because of the 18MP CCD sensor.

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Leica M9 summer repair special: full CLA overhaul service for $350 (US only)

Leica USA now offers a summer repair special for Leica M9 cameras (includes also the M9-P, M-E and the first M Monochrom): full CLA overhaul service for $350, this is 36% off the regular price of $550 (valid through September 20, 2019). The estimated turnaround time is two weeks. Here are the details from Reddotforum:

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You can get a la carte refurbished Leica M9 cameras in Wetzlar for €2,800

You can get a la carte refurbished Leica M9 cameras in Wetzlar for €2,800 (Leica M9-P for €3,000) –  here is a report from Jonathan Slack:

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