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Recently I performed a quick retouch on an image shot by a flickr friend. I’ll show the overall image editing progression below. Image © c0466 WANG I was impressed by Tony’s shot, but I felt the presence of stray hairs across the mouth spoilt the look. I also sought to improve the look of the […]

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tony wang - December 12, 2013 - 10:07 pm

the picture you edited was so great , thank you

Image theft

Recently I noticed some traffic into a flickr image from an unusual source – a web site from Vietnam called designs.vn. It’s really worth to check sources of clicks from time to time (this feature is only available to flickr pro accounts, but you can also so this by checking web logs if you have […]

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Leica service

My M9 finally came back after being away for quite a long time – just over 2 months – for a sensor exchange performed in Germany. So what exactly was the problem? I’ll never know, because the report that came back was rather non-descript. Moreover, since the work was done by Leica as a gratis […]

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James - September 25, 2012 - 3:27 am

Hey Michael,

Glad to see that it’s back and working well! When I was getting my sensor cleaned in the UK the guys told me that it was very difficult to scratch the surface (I thought that I had but it was just a smear of some oil that was all over mine when new!) – the only time that they had seen them scratched were when people had used screw drivers in theirs to clean stubborn dust away….

Anyway, glad it’s back and the creativity is flowing!

Vito Tassone - January 20, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Hi Michael

Glad everything was sorted out in the end. I recently acquired a used M8.2 which has been nothing but a treat until last week, now all I get when I shoot is a black image. I went on the Leica website the local Australian official Leica dealer/service centre is a company called Adeal, I have also heard that The Camera Clinic look after Leicas. Do you have any suggestions when dealing with these guys?

Any feedback would be much appreciated.



Michael - January 20, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Hi Vito,

I suggest you call Camera Clinic in the first instance, ask for the Leica service desk and explain your problem. They’ll be able to advise you on what the next step is. They’ll probably want to inspect your camera & assess it (so be prepared to take it in or send it there). Camera Clinic have limitations with Leica repairs. Beyond basic issues, they’ll have to send your camera to Solms, and CC in that case will become your intermediary.

Good luck,


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