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Katja, Kyiv, Ukraine; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summilux, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Katja, Kyiv, Ukraine; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summilux, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


I’ve never sent my Leicas to the official repair services offered by the company. I am sure things have changed but back in the day, there were only two trusted service technicians that we would mail off our gear to: Erwin Puts and Sherry Krauter, both of whom worked at Leica USA.

I have used Sherry several times over the years. And the cameras and lenses always came back buttery smooth.

The last camera I sent to Sherry for a repair and a CLA took months to be returned and the film advance mechanism was so insanely tight that I tore a roll of film trying to advance the frame.

Oh, well.

Now there is a good selection of repair services to choose from which are listed below.

The two, however, that I have used and can vouch for are:

Here is the list of Leica repair techs that have been reviewed favorably by the community:

I will keep updating this list per my own experiences and feedback from the community.

Mr Camera and Johnny Martyr have a good list of service techs as well, but I have not personally used the services listed.

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