I won't go into a lot of details about what is wrong with these items; here are the highlights:
- The 90mm lens does not focus accurately
- The 35mm lens has lost its focus knob
- The camera body is old (probably bought in 1959).
I have received an estimate from Leica USA in New Jersey on cleaning and repairing these items:
- 90mm lens: $350
- 35mm lens: $335
- Camera body: $800.
I am shocked. But I shouldn't be, I suppose. When a new Leica with a Leica lens costs at LEAST $10K, this should have been expected. Nonetheless, I am shocked!
I haven't fully admitted to myself that I won't pay for this, but I am pretty sure that will be my decision.
UPDATE: Aug 10 2013
I decided to get the 90 millimeter lens fixed and I got it back. since we're talking about film here, it'll be awhile before I can tell if it's any good. I'll be real disappointed if its not perfect.