Making Repairs and Upgrades with Leica Film Camera Parts
You can make a lot of repairs to your Leica camera. If you enjoy film photography, you need to keep your camera in working order. Various original parts and repair parts are available on eBay can also be added to upgrade features.What are some common parts for Leica cameras?
There are a number of parts available for a Leica film camera.
- Base plate: The base plate is the bottom of the camera and connects to tripods, flash units, and more.
- Battery cover: This cover helps to keep the battery in place.
- Gears: Gears allow you to adjust the shutter speed and aperture.
- Shutters: Shutters close to take the photo, allowing in a certain amount of light.
- Other parts: From Leica lenses to auto winders, there are many parts to choose from.
An auto winder is an add-on part that you can buy for your camera. Rather than manually rewinding the film back into the canister, the battery-powered auto winder attaches to the bottom plate of the camera. You simply press a button and the film is rewound for you.Does the camera model matter?
The Leica camera model is going to matter to determine what parts are present. Particularly with a film model, you need to look at what size film the camera accepts, such as 135 versus 200. This will dictate the size of the various compartments, the winder required, and much more. Some Leica models include:
- Leica M
- Leica M6
- Leica S
- Leica Q
- Leica D-Lux
- Leica I
Even the location of dials and screws will vary from model to model. By shopping on eBay, you can also access products from sellers around the globe, making it easier to find parts for models that are no longer sold new in stores.What is the difference between OEM and aftermarket parts?
The Leica brand is identified as the OEM or original equipment manufacturer. There are then other brands that will make parts designed to fit a Leica camera, which is an aftermarket brand. In addition to buying OEM versus aftermarket parts, you will want to consider whether parts are new or used. Particularly with older models, used parts may be the most likely option.Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by Leica.