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Upgrade options for Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras with CCD sensor corrosion

On Monday Leica Camera announced the end of the free sensor replacement for older M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras that suffer from CCD sensor corrosion. One of the options given was to upgrade to a new M model, but the official text did not provide any details. Here are the exact US prices on the different upgrade paths: Upgrade […]

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Leica to end the free CCD sensor replacement for older M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras on August 15th, 2017

Leica Camera announced today they will end the free CCD sensors replacement for M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom cameras that are older than 5 years on August 15th, 2017. After that date, Leica will continue to replace the sensor only in cases where the cameras have been purchased as new products within the last five years. For cameras older than 5 years, the sensor […]

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Update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/M Monochrom cameras

Leica published a new update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9, M9-P and M-E cameras – they have successfully developed a new generation of CCD sensors and will begin replacing the sensors in models that were affected by corrosion with sensors from the new generation. Here is the full text:

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Update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/M Monochrom cameras

Leica published an update on the Leica CCD sensor issue for the Leica M9, M9-P, M Monochrom and M-E cameras, but then the release was removed is now available on their website just like the M 240 firmware update from 2 weeks ago. Leica states that they are currently working on a “new generation of sensors” and “will […]

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Leica offering a trade-up program for defective M9/M9-P/M-E cameras

Leica officially announced a trade-up program for defective M9/M9-P/M-E cameras that have the white spots/corrosion issue I reported few weeks ago. I uploaded the trade-up form on Facebook. Here are the details from Leica Store Miami:

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Leica Camera’s official response on the M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issue

Leica Camera has issued an official statement on the Leica M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issues I reported earlier:

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Leica M9 sensor white spots/corrosion issues reported

For the past few weeks l-camera-forum members have been reporting strange white spots/corrosion issues on Leica M9 cameras – see this and this thread for more details. Similar problems have also been reported for the M9-P, M-E and M Monochrome models. The white spots are probably due to corrosion on the top cover glass (Schott S8612) of […]

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