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All very true. When I went out to Iraq in 2003 (as a soldier rather than a photographer) I took my new Nikon D100 DSLR and my Leica M6. The M6 performed perfectly but the D100 was very erratic - I assume because of the heat as it worked perfectly back in Europe when I returned there. Amongst the issue which plagued it in Iraq were frequent failures of the shutter to fire at all when I pressed the release, and occasional failures of the camera to record anything when the shutter had apparently fired. Conditions out there are very demanding on all kinds of equipment and anything not built to cope will struggle. Clearly the Nikon D100 wasn't up to it, and that may be the case for the M8 too. Adrian Frank Fillipone wrote: The article represents one person's experience in one environment. It is a harsh environment ( War PJ ) with significant demands on performance ( not pixels, but reliability, bad heat and care issues, and speed of shooting) above and beyond the "normal" use from Doctors, Lawyers, and Indian Chiefs or normal Joe's). Yet the guy has several good comments to make in the overall use of the M8.