Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/08/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: North American Blackout
From: Alastair Firkin <>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 09:43:13 +1000

Polaroids need batteries as much as digital ;-)

On Sunday, Aug 17, 2003, at 05:04 Australia/Melbourne, Dante Stella 

> It's interesting that you mention battery-operated cameras.  When you 
> lose both electricity and water, the only thing that is capable of 
> going on producing new output  is a Polaroid.  Digital cameras are 
> completely useless; even the most mechanical M cannot produce output, 
> since you can't develop film without huge volumes of water, something 
> which goes bye-bye in tandem with the electricity (since pumps don't 
> operate).
> Makes you think a little.

> Alastair

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