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Factory tips on the M-Series Leicas - PENTAX …

Factory tips on the M-Series Leicas The M-Series leica is still the something new and useful besides This screw is normally sealed with a standard of excellence among what may already be familiar. black locking agent. Since the screw rangefinder-type 35mm cameras. Yet must be removed to pull either the top despite leica 's popularity and length Disassembly Steps For The cover plate or the body shell, you can of time in service, there seems to be a M-Series Leicas frequently tell from the condition of l o n g - f e l t vacuum of f a c t o r y the locking agent whether or not the information in the repair field at The leica M2 illustrated in Fig.

Factory tips on the M-Series Leicas The M-series Leica is still the standard of excellence among rangefinder-type 35mm cameras. Yet despite Leica's popularity and …

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1 Factory tips on the M-Series Leicas The M-Series leica is still the something new and useful besides This screw is normally sealed with a standard of excellence among what may already be familiar. black locking agent. Since the screw rangefinder-type 35mm cameras. Yet must be removed to pull either the top despite leica 's popularity and length Disassembly Steps For The cover plate or the body shell, you can of time in service, there seems to be a M-Series Leicas frequently tell from the condition of l o n g - f e l t vacuum of f a c t o r y the locking agent whether or not the information in the repair field at The leica M2 illustrated in Fig.

2 1 is camera has previously been least, so it appears from the a slightly simplified version of the disassembled. individual questions we've been original M-Series leica , the M3. The Next, remove the camera's base answering at National Camera. M3 set the design precedents for the plate as you would for loading film. So instructor Monty Witt ventured other M-Series Leicas : the Ml The Leicas based on the M3 design forth to Leitz in hopes of obtaining (further simplified from the M2) and carry over the load-from-the-bottom some first-hand Factory servicing tips .

3 The MP (a special model for press technique of the screw-mount Leicas . The notes he brought back from New photographers quite similar to the But the M-Series Leicas added a Jersey should be of prime interest to M2). More recently, the M4 (an hinged back to facilitate loading. You CRAFTSMAN readers. And we'd like improved version of the M3) took over can remove the hinged back by to express our gratitude to Leitz for the top roost. But all the leica models pushing the release pin from left to their courtesy and assistance in mentioned are nearly identical from right in Fig.

4 2. gathering this material. the technician's viewpoint. Only the Reaching into the supply-spool Although Monty also received M5, which we'll not discuss here, cavity, wedge the rewind fork to bench training on the Leicaflex and represents a radical departure from prevent it from turning. Then, use a the leica M5, we'll confine ourselves the original design. Multispan wrench to unscrew the this time to the notes he kept on the If you've been in the repair business cover screw that holds the rewind M2, M3, and M4 ( mainly because of for any length of time, you can no knob, Fig.)

5 3. An exception here is the the immediate availability of an M2 doubt take a leica apart. But we find M4 the rewind knob in the M4 sits at which was used for most of the that most technicians spend time a convenient cant and is held by a illustrations). We plan to pass along removing parts that could just as well setscrew. the Leicaflex and M5 information in be left in place. So we'll outline the P r o b a b l y one of the m a i n future CRAFTSMAN articles. disassembly techniques to reach the disassembly problems faced by the In addition to Monty's notes, we'll adjustments and timing points of technician is the removal of the wind include some basic information on the concern.

6 Lever cover screw, Fig. 3. The wind M-Series Leicas . If you're already a Starting with the top cover plate lever cover screw has a right-hand proficient leica technician, please disassembly, remove the screw at the thread, but it may be extremely tight. stick with us you should find top of the lens mounting ring, Fig. 1. To avoid scarring the polished FRAME LINE. RANGEFINDER WINDOW MASK WINDOW VIEWFINDER WINDOW. RELEASE PIN. REWIND LEVER FRAME LINE SELECTOR LEVER. COVER SCREW FOR. VERTICAL RANGEFINDER. ADJUSTMENT. Figure 1 Figure 2. surface, use a Flexiclamp wrench or a REWIND.

7 KNOB COUNTER DIAL WIND LEVER. split collet to unscrew the wind lever COVER. cover screw. You can then lift off the SCREW COVER SCREW. wind lever and, in the M2, the counter dial. Also, if you're working on the M2, remove the cover plate retaining screw shown in Fig. 3. You won't find this retaining screw in the M3 or the M4 instead, unscrew the retaining ring accessible after removing the wind lever. The reason for the difference is that the AA2 has an COVER. external, manually set counter dial. PLATE. RETAINING. But in the M3 and AA4, the counter dial SPEED KNOB.

8 SCREW. is underneath the top cover plate. The ACCESSORY SHOE SCREWS RETAINING SCREW. spring-loaded counter dial in the M3 Figure 3. and AA4 automatically returns when RANGEFINDER SPEED SELECTOR WIND CAM. you pull out the film take-up spool. ASSEMBLY. Another tricky part to remove is the retaining ring around the rewind shaft. The problem here is that standard tools can't do the job there isn't enough room for a Flexiclamp wrench and there are no notches for a Multispan wrench. So here's one place that you may wish to design a special, tubular tool that fits over the retaining ring.

9 The remaining top cover plate SAFETY SWITCH FOR " F P " SYNC CONTACTS. components are no problem. Take out Figure 4. the speed knob retaining screw, Fig. BOTTOM COVER PLATE RETAINING SCREWS. 3, and lift off the speed knob. And remove the four screws holding the accessory shoe, also shown in Fig. 3. Lift off the accessory shoe, the accessory shoe pressure plate, and the spring. Proceeding to the back of the camera, unscrew the two flash socket cover rings and the two flash socket bushings. If you're working on the M3, also unscrew the eyepiece frame.

10 Now, lift off the top cover plate. BASE LOCK PLATE. Before we go into the adjustments Figure 5. and timing points now visible, we'll PIVOT PLATE CLOSING CURTAIN. complete the disassembly of the body FOR CURTAIN TAKE-UP ROLLER. WIND GEAR. shell and the rangefinder, Fig. 4. You END OF OPENING AND OPENING. may, however, wish to replace the CURTAIN LATCH CURTAIN LATCH "X"-SYNC ADJUSTMENT. wind lever with its cover screw to DRUM BEARING PLATE LOCKING. examine the operation at the top of the COLLARS. camera. Then, turn over the camera and remove the three screws holding the bottom cover plate, Fig.


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