CLA and Upgrade Services for Leica M8 & M9 Cameras



Camera Model *

Some models are more challenging to work on and are priced higher than others to reflect the additional work involved.

Install New Quartz Rear Screen Glass *

Rangefinder Vertical Alignment Calibration *

Deep Body Clean *

Expedited Service Processing *

Mail-In Box (for USA/Domestic Customers Only) *

We can ship you a pre-paid Mail-In box to send your camera to us with. We ship these mail-in boxes out to you first class (~5 days), and they come back to us priority mail (~2 days). The final return shipping options once the conversion is complete can be selected at the checkout page. For a faster turnaround time we recommend handling the shipping to us on your your end.

Please enter your camera’s serial number below. *



Also selling repaired Leica M9s with full sensor warranties available! Check our inventory here.

Below you will find a range of repair services and upgrades we can provide.

When your camera arrives at our facility we will always perform a full preliminary inspection and assessment of the unit’s condition. We’ll get in touch if we discover any other underlying issues such as corrosion or other maintenance you might want to consider.

If you have any questions regarding these services, upgrades or anything else about your Leica please feel free to send us an email or give us a ring and we’d be more than happy to walk you through our services! +1 844 565 2741


Quartz Glass Screen Replacement:

  • We can now replace the original rear screen glass with new, scratch and fingerprint resistant, anti-reflective coated quartz glass. This is a replacement of the original plastic screen with much harder quartz removing the need for additional screen protectors. Leica M9-P models have Sapphire screen glass which, while harder than plastic, are still softer than quartz.


Rangefinder Alignment Calibration:

  • Have you ever had your images come out with the focus short or long? Does your rangefinder’s focus area have a vertical misalignment even when you’re zeroed in? If so you may have a horizontal or vertical rangefinder misalignment that needs recalibrating. Our technicians are well experienced and can accurately recalibrate the focus point and focus cues. You can test if your alignment is out by focusing on a small, high contrast object while looking through the view finder – once focused, if you see both image components are vertically separated than your viewfinder is vertically misaligned. If they’re properly aligned when you shoot the image but the photo comes out focused incorrectly then the rangefinder’s horizontal alignment likely needs recalibrating.


Deep Body Clean:

  • Has your viewfinder become foggy over time? Do you have dust spots showing up in your images, or general grime and debris on the exterior body from your photographic expeditions? Our deep body clean will address all of the above! Our Kolari certified technicians will disassemble your Leica M series camera to remove any internal dust on and surrounding components, and will perform a professional sensor cleaning to remove any dust ingress on the sensor itself. We clean both the front and rear sides of all glass elements in the top plate to remove any fog build up over time. We also replace any old, failing skin glue with entirely new strong adhesive tape to ensure the body skin stays securely in place.


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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

Prepaid Mail-in Box

Not sure how to mail your expensive camera? We are now offering a secure and insured mailer box to streamline the shipping process for our customers shipping from the US!

We’re happy to announce that we’re taking the hassle and confusion out of shipping your camera back and forth to us for our conversion service. With our new prepaid mailer, we’ve turned shipping us your camera both ways into one streamlined and secure process. Here’s how it works!

When you place an order for a conversion and select the prepaid mailer option, we’ll send you a sealed box with everything you need already inside. The mailer should arrive to your door in 2-4 days.

Read more here


International Orders

Do you accept international orders?

Absolutely! For accurate shipping costs, please enter your complete shipping address during the checkout process. Some locations may be subject to a remote area surcharge via FedEx Express. The system will not automatically calculate this surcharge. Please check the following link if your city/zip code is considered a remote area: Zipcodes_OPA_ODA.pdf

If you place an order and your city/zip code is on this list, we’ll reach out to you via email to collect the surcharge.

***We legally can not declare lower values for customs and duties. We ship all of our international orders from the United States.  Please note that we do not collect taxes, duties, or VAT. International customers are responsible for all duties, taxes, and VAT that may be charged by their respective local customs office. You may also be subject to a brokerage charge when you choose FedEx, UPS, or DHL shipping options.***

DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

When working with corroded equipment, there’s a high degree of risk outside of our control when performing repair services. Most of the Leica M9’s we receive suffer from a heavily damaged ICF that may crack when being removed from the sensor assembly. We’ve also seen Leica M9s arrive with an already cracked ICF due to the corrosion issue. We’re a highly skilled and capable repair shop but unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do to avoid this even under extreme care. If your sensor cracks during removal there is a chance that glass dust can land on the bare sensor which can cause fine scratches that can be visible under some shooting settings. Furthermore, we’ve been seeing that some M9’s are also affected by a liquid gel substance that can leak onto the sensor and also corrode through bond wires. This liquid gel is visible under a microscope but can’t always be seen. If we notice that your camera is affected by this substance we will reach out to you before we continue with your repair service and ask for permission to proceed. (We successfully repaired a few M9’s with corroded bond wires and the camera did not have any noticeable issues after being repaired but we can not guarantee this for every camera.) We can not be held liable for damages if the liquid gel spreads to your bare sensor during the repair service. We are also not liable for any liquid gel issues or electronic issues stemming from corroded bond wires after the repair service in the event that it is not visible during the repair. Lastly, some repairs are not possible (or very high risk) because of extremely strong bonding that can not be softened for a safe filter removal. If we find that we can not safely remove your ICF we will stop the repair process, reassemble your camera, notify you, and send it back after your confirmation.

In the event that we can not move forward with your repair for any reason, we will notify you, wait for your response, send back your camera, and process a refund for your repair minus a 5% processing fee and shipping costs.

We’ve also been noticing that some M9 sensors are affected by electronic failure. Unfortunately, we can not repair this. Here’s an example of what electronic sensor failure looks like below:

M9 Jeffery


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