Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/01

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Subject: [Leica] D70 Durability
From: ekowaleski at (Ed Kowaleski)
Date: Sat Jan 1 17:58:31 2005
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I almost totally demolished a D70 this summer while on vacation in Russia. 
I had a 24-120 G lens mounted on in and as I exited a bus the lens barrel 
hit or was caught on something and ripped the lens off the body.  With the 
body came number of loose springs, bezels, ABS mounting rings, and assorted 
screws.  The lens was fine but the body was a wreck.  Still, Nikon repaired 
it for $280 and it appears to work as well as new.  They do break.

Ed K

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Meier" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Intro

>>  I want something hardy as I play hard with the kids.  That is why I am 
>> not looking at the d70.
> You think you're going to damage the D70?   Not very likely, unless you 
> smash it hard into concrete.   An M7 will need realligment of the 
> rangefinder from much less of an impact than would even be visible on a 
> D70.
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