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

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Subject: [Leica] Re Leica M weather proof
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun Oct 24 19:40:06 2004

On 10/24/04 6:05 PM, "Tina Manley" <images@InfoAve.Net> typed:

> 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
> Tina Manley, ASMP

How much extra for a Leica body which has been dipped and dunked?

In special Honduran waters with many minerals!


Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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