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Leica’s weather sealing issues persist

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Old Wednesday 1st May 2019, 16:59   #26
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I do know from my esteemed Optics retailer that Leica had to, and did up their after market service inline with Swarovski, im my experience leica are superb at after sale care
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Old Wednesday 1st May 2019, 18:25   #27
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Originally Posted by Mark Batten View Post
You are very lucky then. Those birders who had APO 77 telescopes have different experiences.
IIRC the Leica APO-Televid 62 and 77 were actually manufactured by Meopta, so Leica would have had to hand them over to another company for servicing. Not that it exonerates them of their responsibility as the badge holder, but it may explain different experiences.

I've never had to call on Leica support for anything serious beyond torn objective caps or broken straps, but their response was excellent. The only major overhaul I needed was with a pair of Zeiss Victory HT 8x42 with a loose screw rattling in the barrel, and found Zeiss' 10 week lead time excessive (I ended up buying Swarovski EL SV 8.5x42 in the meantime and the Zeiss were relegated to car duty).
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