My Leica chews film! Which firm best for Leica-M CLA?

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My Leica chews film! Which firm best for Leica-M CLA?

Did I not know that a camera that has not been used for decades needs Cleaning Lubrication and Adjustment? Of course I did, that was the very argument I used to get the price down.

Trying to get my new (old) Leica to accept film was not easy.
I immediately came up with theories that the new film material was too thick and the backplate did not close properly. Or that something something something.

Google is my friend. I found a person who had the same problem with a non-CLA'd Leica M6. The shutter was stuck in-between. With a little push, it closed completely, with a silent snap. And the film advance started working.

Now I am in the middle of My Very First Leica roll film.
Only when it comes back developed, will I know whether I can use this camera for taking pictures without/before CLA or not. It is very pretty to look at but that's not what Leicas are for.

"That little Red Dot..."

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