Leica M9 camera survives fall from balcony, breaks pool’s granite tile

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In case you missed it, here is a story I posted on Facebook last week: a Chinese photographer dropped his Leica M9 camera from the balcony and... broke the pool's granite tile below. The camera's focusing and metering systems were working fine after the drop, but he will probably need a new lens hood:

What if a Leica M9 accidentally drop from the roof (4/F) to granite floor? The camera owner was rushing to pick up the "died body", but it was incredibly to find that the granite floor was broken into pieces! The focusing and metering function of the camera are all well while only the hood is slightly deformed! Neither bullet nor granite could destroy a Leica camera in the world... (Google translation)

Source: Weibo via Leica Store Hong Kong

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  • Simon

    No doubt the case helped protect the body.

    Lesson is always wear a good quality case…never go naked!

  • Charles Zhu

    the photos show straps on both lugs of the camera but going by first photo the strap broke. I wonder if someone is jealous at the photographer’s Leica and sabotaged the strap

  • sperdynamite

    Leica M9 survives drop from balcony. Develops sensor corrosion.

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