Quote Originally Posted by Roger Pellegrini View Post
I just got off the phone with Leica Techhical Services in NJ. They are telling me that the MP meter does not work at -3 degrees C because the battery gets too cold. Unbelievable!
It is true that batteries work less well at low temperatures. I would not say that Leica is blameless here, placing some thermal insulation around the battery would certainly help, rather than simply giving the battery compartment a thin plastic (or, worse, metal) wall - the "P" in "MP" does stand for "Professional", after all. I am sure the problem could be alleviated if not cured by keeping the camera in a case under your coat and in contact with body warmth as much as possible, perhaps one of the gadgets sold as finger-warmers could help if you had this in a camera bag and kept the camera in the same bag as much as possible.