Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1994/10/18

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To: Chris Kantarjiev <>
Subject: Re: begining user questions
From: Gordon Banks <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 13:08:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 13 Oct 1994, Chris Kantarjiev wrote:

> A IIIf with finder would probably be OK, and may be what I end up with;
> apparently the big concern there is the need to hand cut the long film
> leader tongue.

Seriously?  This takes about 10 seconds.  Why should that be a problem?
> The M series just isn't a "real Leica" to me - see the above about "I'm
> a crank". If I'm going to do this, I'm going to do it with a screw
> mount body. (I also wear a mechanical watch and use a Curta
> "peppermill" calculator to balance my checkbook. Like I said, I'm a crank.) 
> This also applies to the very practical suggestion of using a Canon 7,

Well, the Canon 7 isn't a *real* Canon.  :-)

Gordon Banks  N3JXP      |"I do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men   | of old.  I seek the things they sought."  Basho

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