Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/12/21

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Subject: [Leica] Water resistant Leica
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 21:00:56 -0500
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At 08:50 PM 12/21/2009, you wrote:
>I don't class Nathan as a high risk
>combat photographer but if his Leica dies because of a drop of sweat imagine
>the perils of using  a similar camera in Indonesia, Somalia, Iran or
>Let's see now - magenta cast, banding, cracked IR filters, bad battery
>chargers, corner fall off, high ISO noise, no environmental sealing - have I
>forgotten anything? I love my film M3s (except in a marine environment) but
>I think the digital Ms need a lot of work.
>Larry Z

My M8's have been under water with me in Honduras, dropped on marble 
floors in India, throughly rained on in Peru, and fallen on in the 
John Muir Wilderness.  My M9 has only been to New York, 
Massachusetts, and South Carolina so far, but it has been drenched in 
the rain several times.  It has no magenta cast, banding, cracked IR 
filter, bad battery, corner fall off.  I don't need high ISOs because 
I have fast Leica lenses.  My M9 is the camera I've been waiting for 
since I switched to digital.  I guess I'm just very lucky.


Tina Manley 

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