Bringing our Leica M3 back to life...
If you read my last post (here) you already know that all the pictures I made at Sequoia National Park came out with a terrible light dot right in the center of the frame, all thanks to a hole in one of the shutter curtains.
Like I said on my previous post, the logical option would be to send the camera to a professional so he could CLA ("Clean, Lubricate, Adjust") the camera, and in the process replace the damaged the curtain. The only problem with that was that I didn't really have $265 to spend for that right now, and I didn't want to leave the camera buried in my bag until I could finally get it fixed.
And I thought: if it didn't work, I could still send the camera to have the shutter replaced.
So I went for the cheapest option. I drove to Home Depot and got this black electrical tape that cost me $7.
I applied a first layer over the hole and let it dry for 24 hours. The next day I applied a second layer and again let it rest for a day. Then I loaded it with a Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 film and headed to Torrey Pines Gliderport and La Jolla Shores to give it a try.
Well, as you can see it...that disgusting light dot is gone!!
Our already beloved Leica M3 is now officially back to life! :)
Here are some other pictures from this "test roll"...
I absolutely love the colors, the texture and the dynamic range of the pictures, and I can't wait to start shooting more with the camera.
As for the CLA, I will eventually get it done, but not anytime soon, as the camera seems to be working fine now :)