Leica M8 Red and Blue Lines Across the Image

I’ve been super happy with the M8 since I purchased it from KEH, they have treated me very well and I have spent some thousands of dollars with them, things like lenses,  film, lens caps, cameras and even a camera bag!

The main reason for buying the M8 was to carry it everywhere I go and do a 365 project, you can find the photos on my instagram account @erickphoto_monoch

I was sad yesterday when after a road trip found some vertical lines going from the bottom of the images, some were more defined than others but still present. I knew that my camera had some warranty from them, they offer a 180 days from the day of purchase.

Here is a sample of the problem:

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Leica M8 Red Line Problem

It is more obvious at ISO 320 and above and not noticeable in some photos but is always there. Here is another sample:

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Leica M8 Blue Line Problem and Red Line Problem

I printed some images and is also noticeable there, so I contacted KEH and they set me up with an RMA and a shipping label. So, I will keep you updated on the results.

I will continue to post on my instagram account using other cameras while this M8 gets an oil change.

Leica M8 + Lux 50mm


Update 1:

Some followers recommended me http://www.pixelfixer.org which can remove the line and hot pixels, but the software is only good on windows, but it will process the file from DNG to JPEG.

The other option is http://m8raw2dng.de/ which is Windows and Mac, but works with terminal and looks daunting. But from what I read, it is to get more data from your DNG files, is worth a look!



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