Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/22

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Subject: [Leica] M8 dead by rain
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Mon Dec 22 12:19:25 2008
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While I've used the camera in very light rain and snow.
Always kept my finger over the shutter release and switch;
and returned it to inside the jacket between shots.
Once inside soft cloth drying.
With this limited exposure - never a problem.
I've never allowed a drenching.
So no idea what you may expect.
However, anxious to hear your end result.

Fond regards,

On Dec 22, 2008, at 2:13 PM, Juan Buhler wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm coming out of lurkerdom to ask: Has anyone had an M8 die because
> of rain?  I shot in the rain yesterday for about one hour here in San
> Francisco. It was cold, also. Later, I left the camera in my car, and
> then took it inside. This morning, without checking anything else, I
> tried turning the camera on. Nothing. Then I realized there's a bit of
> condensation visible in the main viewfinder window.
> I took the battery out, and now the M8 is sitting on top of my
> computer here at work.
> Any ideas as to what I can expect? Any chances it will revive when it
> dries inside? Should I use a hair drier on it?
> Thanks!
> j
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