Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/30[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Last week I dropped a lightly-padded canvas bag that contained two cameras. It had my Leica M6 with a Summilux 50/1.4 in it, and it had a Sony DSC700 electronic camera. I dropped it about 2 feet, and it landed on a wooden floor. The Leica didn't notice the drop and was not damaged in any way. The Sony was damaged beyond repair; the Sony depot quoted me a price of US$2600 to repair the camera (street price of a new one is about $2000). Luckily the Sony belongs to my employer and not to me, and I was using it as part of my employment, so I don't have to deal with this loss. I finished the shoot using only the Leica, but I had to send off the film to get a Photo CD made so I don't have the pictures back yet.