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  • Advice needed for my Digilux 2 please...

    Hello all, I'm new to this and haven't really had a look around the site yet. Forgive me if any of this is bad etiquette...
    The fixed lens on my digilux 2 is loose and I can hear something rattling around inside. I'm quite handy and good with fixing fiddly things, anyone have any advice or wisdom/knowledge to share with me please. Or should I just send it orf to be fixed? I'm a little broke at the mo though...
    Any replies will be gratefully received
    Many thanks

  • #2
    Re: Advice needed for my Digilux 2 please...

    The Digilux 2 isn't a Four Thirds or Micro Four Thirds type of camera. It's a Leica-branded version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1, a digital camera in the style of a Leica rangefinder of old, using a 2/3rds inch sensor and having a non-interchangeable zoom lens. The Digilux 3 is a Four Thirds DSLR. I know some members here own or have owned these cameras and they might be able to help. If not, I recommend Luton Cameras for out of warranty repairs in the UK.

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    • #3
      Re: Advice needed for my Digilux 2 please...

      Thanks Ian, much appreciated. I'll soldier on....

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      • #4
        Re: Advice needed for my Digilux 2 please...

        I once owned a Digilux 2 (wish I still did!) and the sensor failed after 5 years. On the advice of a Leica dealer I sent it off to Leica Germany and it was repaired free of charge even though it was well outside the warranty. My advice is to seek the advice of a Leica Premier Dealer before you commit to any expense.

        David
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        • #5
          Re: Advice needed for my Digilux 2 please...

          Originally posted by davidmorison View Post
          I once owned a Digilux 2 (wish I still did!) and the sensor failed after 5 years. On the advice of a Leica dealer I sent it off to Leica Germany and it was repaired free of charge even though it was well outside the warranty. My advice is to seek the advice of a Leica Premier Dealer before you commit to any expense.

          David
          This is a good tip! I know someone at Leica UK and will ask for advice...

          Ian
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          • #6
            Re: Advice needed for my Digilux 2 please...

            Here is the response from Leica:

            The best thing would be for the customer to contact us on 020 7629 1351, or email owner@leica-camera.co.uk, and our Client Care team will be able to assist.

            Ian
            Founder/editor
            Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
            Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
            Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
            Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
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            • #7
              Re: Advice needed for my Digilux 2 please...

              You guys are fabulous, thanks so much for all your help it really is much appreciated. I'm waiting for someone to call me back and I'll let y'all know how I get on.
              I'm sooo pleased I joined your forum, thanks again!

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              • #8
                Re: Advice needed for my Digilux 2 please...

                Originally posted by jewelsboo View Post
                You guys are fabulous, thanks so much for all your help it really is much appreciated. I'm waiting for someone to call me back and I'll let y'all know how I get on.
                I'm sooo pleased I joined your forum, thanks again!
                It's quite a kick to make people happy through the site

                But of course your problem hasn't been solved just yet - but good luck and please keep us posted!

                Ian
                Founder/editor
                Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
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                • #9
                  Re: Advice needed for my Digilux 2 please...

                  bit of a way old thread but who knows, it could happen again

                  have a chat with these blokes over at Leica
                  http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-...digilux-v-lux/

                  dont mention the war
                  I did once but I think I got away with it

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