M8 - useless

Started Sep 15, 2010 | Discussions thread
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bboz Contributing Member • Posts: 636
M8 - useless

I have to leave for Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday -

I have to scout locations for a movie.

I'd dearly love to take my M8 because with the 18mm, the 21mm and the 24mm - and being so small and discreet, it's the perfect camera for this job.

But I can't take it, and you know why?

I checked weather.com and Delhi is raining. And the last time I got water on my M8, it cost me over $1000 in repairs and 8 weeks in Germany.

Never again.

I'll take my big lumbering D700 instead, with the 16-35mm. It is heavy, and not at all discreet. But it can cope with getting wet.

And please, no posts with talk of plastic bags. Fact is I can take my D700 places I can't take my M8. And that's so disappointing. Leica should have a properly weather sealed M series digital camera.

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