Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/11/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: M6 operating temps
From: Rei Shinozuka <>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 14:18:11 -0500 (EST)

hooray for rugged individuals!  i recently read Admiral Byrd's book _Alone_
wherein he mentions when it hit -70 F degrees at the south pole, the 
kerosene in his lanterns froze solid.  that's cold!

- -rei

> From: Marty Deveney <>
> I have been in conditions where the sea froze, 100% analytical ethanol 
> froze, Nikon F90x froze (_not_ the batteries, they were under my armpit in 
> an off-camera pack - the shutter froze!), Leica M6 and M6 TTL worked fine, 
> except the meters, which stopped working because the batteries 
> froze.  Might I add, Nikon FM2n's and Olympus OM-1s worked well too (apart 
> from the meters).  This was approximately -40 C with about another 10-20 
> degrees wind chill.
> Marty
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