Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/02/11

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Subject: [Leica] Newcomer
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Wed Feb 11 10:48:44 2009
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On Feb 11, 2009, at 10:59 AM, Jan van Rooyen wrote:

> Hello! I am new. My name is Jan ("yahn", Dutch for John) van Rooyen  
> and I am
> a violin maker

delighted you have joined here Jan...

we have virtually all professions represented, but as far as I know  
you are the first violin maker...

you will find this to be a diverse group in so many ways,

and now, it only gets better...


> living in Gainesville, Florida, USA. I don't even have a
> Leica yet! I have used two Zorki-6 cameras for 10 years now with the
> following lenses: Snapshot Skopar 4/25, collapsible 3.5/50 Industar  
> (Elmar
> copy), black 2/50 Jupiter and black 2/85 Jupiter (Sonnar copies)  
> plus a
> revolving turret viewfinder. I am also an avid Exakta/Exa user with  
> several
> bodies and lenses from 16mm to 500mm, and have a few nice Retina's.  
> I am a
> user, not a collector (although my wife does not always see it like  
> this!).
> I am now trying to purchase a IIIa 1937 Leica body from Sherry  
> Krauter and
> am also bidding on eBay for a body. I would like to have and use a  
> pre-war
> camera. I hope to be a Leica user soon and to enjoy membership in your
> Group.
> Best regards,
> -- Jan
> Jan H van Rooyen
> Violin maker
> Gainesville Violins Inc
> Facebook: Jan van Rooyen
> Phone 352-331-5555
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