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Leica Digilux 2

The electronic viewfinder of my camera is on the fritz. It sees the world in purple and with squiggly lines. It's similar to how a scrambled tv station looks. I'm assuming something was loosened during my travels with the camera, but really I have no idea. I'm interested in finding out if folks have suggestions of what it could be or have fixed similar issues and could offer an estimate. I bought the camera from B&H several years ago, so I don't have a warranty. I don't know if I should take it to a Leica dealer, or if anyone who fixes cameras can look at it.

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  • Kenner Nov 14, 2007

    My Leica Digilux 2 indicated a low battery power. I recharged the battery before trying to take any pictures, but the viewfinder was all squiggly and out of focus. I ordered a new battery pack, charged that one, but the same wavey lines and abstract focus continues. The camera was not dropped nor moved prior to this condition. What to do? I need help.

  • hellstan Dec 04, 2007

    Same problelm with me : lines and sheets of colors in the EVF and display instaed of true image.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    Similiar problem, vertical, out of focus, imposible to focus, lines in the viewfinder and the LCD. No nothing seems to correct the problem.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2008

    I suddenly have the same problem - vertical squiggles in both the screen and the viewfinder. None of my images are recorded properly. Anyone know how expensive this is to fix?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    Exactly same problem. Cannot focus. Image wobbling, with strange horizontal lines on it. Both on LCD preview and on the stored image.

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    lovely shades of magenta, waterfall effect; lousy focus, tho. recharge, review all e-settings & manual (focus, f-stop, etc). I'll send it into Leica.

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    Steps? Exhaustive! Rep says 'trash it'!! NO! On both view options a vertical striped rendition of the scene, properly exposed, is shown and recorded.All modes, movie, raw etc. etc. Camera undamaged. No humidity or heat. Full battery power. BUT.. on shelf with battery removed, memory removed, resting for 12 to 18 months while I used my Digilux 3. Bummer! J.C., K.C. 

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    I never tried acid but I'm thinking it must look just like this.


  • pacits Jan 22, 2009

    yup, just the same.. is like someone painted a watercolor picture in mi lcd screen.. with lots of water...
    Sometimes it works, just for a few seconds and then, vertical stripes..



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Thanks for the response! I actually sent my camera in a month ago and they promised to fix it for free...although it's a 4 month turn-around time. Still, better than buying a new camera!

Posted on Mar 15, 2008



Defective sensor.
Leica replaces it free of charge, even out of warranty.

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The same problem, no idea how to fix it.

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