Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/02/19

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Subject: [Leica] M8 & 8.2 opinions
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:48:39 -0600 (CST)

In spite of Nathans problems with moisture, my M8 has had no problems in 
rain, and even a trip on the Maid of the Mists at Niagra Falls with out even 
a hiccup.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan Wajsman" <photo at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2011 12:40:46 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [Leica] M8 & 8.2  opinions

Actually, I find the IR sensitivity a useful feature, not a problem:

As for bad weather, despite the assurances you get here, my experience is 
that the M8 is not a camera for bad weather. In fact, I managed to screw 
mine up just by wearing it around my neck while cycling at a leisurely pace 
along the beach. The occasional drop of sweat that fell on the camera in the 
process was enough to leak into the M8 and corrode stuff in the area of the 
shutter release. Fortunately, I still had my Passport warranty so it was 
fixed free of charge, but when there is a chance of rain, I now take other 
cameras, or even a film body.

Having said that, the M8 is an excellent choice, particularly if have M 
lenses already. And if you don't, then I can recommend the "budget" line of 
Summarit lenses. I have the 35mm and 75mm, and both are excellent.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Feb 19, 2011, at 3:13 AM, Richard Endress wrote:

> Hi all,  I normally lurk on this list but now that I have the hots for a 
> M8 and can almost afford one.  What is this list's opinion of them?  Any 
> serious problems other than the IR sensitivity?  Anyone have any problems 
> with them in bad weather conditions?   r
> Richard Endress
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