Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/09/01

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Subject: RE: [Leica] water resistance?
From: Tina Manley <images@InfoAve.Net>
Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 12:23:15 -0400
References: <01d401c251cd$70bfaab0$388a8418@symkeehx5nw8g8>

Well, since there are no sensitive electronics that get ruined by a drop of 
rain, I'd say the M6 is more weather resistant.  I wouldn't advise that 
anybody try what I have done, but I've washed the M's out in clean water 
after a dunking in rivers and mud, air-dried them (or put them close to the 
fire ;-) ), and continued to use them.  I do send them in for cleaning 
after I get back from a trip like that.  I don't think there are many 
top-of-the-line SLR pro bodies that I could wash, dry and continue to use.


At 11:56 AM 9/1/02 -0400, you wrote:
>NO! In fact, it is not sealed as well as some of the top-of-the-line SLR pro
>bodies. But that doesn't mean you have to be anal about exposure to
>moisture. There is no question that Ms can take a lickin and keep on
>tickin...Tina is probably the best person on this list to ask about Ms and
>water and mud....:-)
>B. D.
>-----Original Message-----
>[]On Behalf Of animal
>Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 11:37 AM
>Subject: [Leica] water resistance?
>Hi ,I wondered about this.On other cameras one is warned to keep the body
>and lenses dry.
>The Leica manual only asks to extend the shade to guard against finger
>prints and raindrops.
>Is the M6 more weather resistant then then other pro type bodies?
>best regards
>simon jessurun
>the netherlands
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Don Dory" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 5:00 PM
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Don's weekly PAW
> > Hi Steve,
> > Yes I shoot neopan 1600 at 1600.  The Mark Rabinor development is Xtol 1:3
> > for 13.5 minutes at 68F.  You might have to adjust for your conditions.
> > pretty much the Ted Grant metering technique, find something in the scene
> > that is middle gray or in combination will be middle gray, adjust, and
> > shoot.
> >
> > And yes, while I don't file the edges of my M, the camera goes everywhere
> > under whatever conditions prevail.  In almost twenty years no service
> > required.
> >
> > Thanks for looking.
> >
> > Don
> >
> >
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