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

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Subject: [Leica] Re Leica M weather proof
From: jorg.willems at (Jorg Willems)
Date: Sun Oct 24 22:54:26 2004

Ok. Here is a war story:  12 years ago my wife and I spent two weeks on St.
Vincent.  With a friend we tried to hike the volcano Soufriere.
"Tried" because half way a terrible rain forced us to turn around to avoid
being cut off by rising water.  My wifes two R7 and my two M6 were in our
backpack inside plastic bags.  The rain was so bad that it filled the
backback and the plastic bags.  All cameras where under water.

Back at the hotel the rain stopped and the sun was shining bright.  I dried
the cameras with a soft cloth and left them open in the sun to totally dry.

All 4 cameras survived the bath without any problems.  To make sure that
everything was ok we sent them to John van Stelten and he confirmed that
there were no problems.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Alexander Glissan
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2004 11:36 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re Leica M weather proof

Dear all:
Thanks for the inso on drying an M6 I will write it down, but I may have 
mislead you. I wondered if anyone had any WAR (WORE) stories involving M 
cameras and their survival in adverse conditions. There is a web site some 
where which states a photographer shot all day in the rain with an M3 and 
although the camera worked fine. He opened it up when home and dried it out 
and it was perfect again. He also swears that and M3 in almost waterproof 
(within reason) because of this. I wondered if anyone had any other stories 
about M's and feats of endurance.
Cheers once again

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