Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/11/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leicaflex SL
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 06:25:36 +0100
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Hi Slobodan,

Sorry to hear of your mishap. I wonder if it reflects the fact that a
strong, metal body like the SL's, while appearing very rugged, actually does
a poor job of protecting the innards of the camera in the event of a spill,
because it transmits the impact to the interior--i.e. similar thinking to
that which led to the introduction of crumple zones in modern cars.


S Dimitrov wrote:

> Well, dropped another Leica. I had my Leicaflex SL resting on a jacket
> in the trunk. When I went to retrieve the jacket that evening I had
> forgotten the SL was there. Next thing I know, I hear two clunks as it
> bounced off the asphalt. It dinged the rewind side pretty badly and
> cracked the prism. Fortunately the 28 on it was unaffected. This of
> course comes after I replaced the prism due to its separation from a
> rear end accident.
> This is my second 'flex that's bit the dust. I think I'll stick with the
> later R's and M's at this point.
>         Slobodan Dimitrov
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