M9 IR Cover glass corrosion

Opera Recital Practice, Leica M8, Summilux 50mm
Opera Recital Practice, Leica M8, Summilux 50mm

Over the last few months there have been a number of reports of issues with Leica M9 and M-E sensors.

A few people have paid for repairs which involved replacing the sensors, and Leica have been investigating.  Today Leica made the following announcement.

In some cases, particularly when using the camera models Leica M9, M9-P, M Monochrom or M-E with smaller apertures (5.6-22), effects caused by corrosion of the sensor glass may be encountered. Leica offers a free replacement service for the CCD sensors of cameras affected by this problem as a goodwill arrangement. This goodwill arrangement applies regardless of the age of the camera and also covers sensors that have already been replaced in the past. Customers who have already been charged for the replacement of a sensor affected by this problem will receive a refund.

Once again a company showing excellent commitment to customer service.

I had a quick look on the forums, and its amazing the comments being made by the internet trolls.  Using this as evidence as to why Leica will go bust and why no one should not buy a Leica.  Sorry guys, this makes me want to trust Leica with my hard earned money more!

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