Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/24

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Subject: [Leica] Re Leica M weather proof
From: images at InfoAve.Net (Tina Manley)
Date: Sun Oct 24 18:06:51 2004
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At 05:40 PM 10/24/2004, you wrote:

>It was an M that Tina dipped and dunked, as I recall.
>- Phong

Yes.  After hurricane Mitch in Honduras, I was wading knee deep through mud 
on my way to an isolated village.  My M6 slid off of my shoulder into the 
mud.  I fished it back out, washed it later in clean water and dried it by 
the fire.  It was fine and I continued to use it.  Another time, I dropped 
an M6 off the side of a canoe in the Patuca River in Honduras.  The boatman 
snagged the strap with his stick and dumped the camera back in the bottom 
of the canoe in muddy water.  It, too, dried out by the fire and was 
fine.  These cameras were sent to Leica for CLA afterward and they found no 
damage.  (I may want to sell them on the LUG someday ;-))


Tina Manley, ASMP
photography by Tina Manley at Alamy

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