Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/06/11

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Subject: [Leica] M8 and the WAR
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Wed Jun 11 09:17:18 2008
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I am sure the D1 or D2 series would have withstood anything, or even the
F100 or F1-6 - the D100 is hardly built for tough conditions...

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 9:33 PM, Adrian Weale <>

> 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.
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