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Old 21st March 2012
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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...
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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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Re: Advice needed for my Digilux 2 please...

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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!

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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/

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I did once but I think I got away with it
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