Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/07/16

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Subject: Re: Leica's USA price list
From: "Charles E. Love, Jr." <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 20:38:50 -0400 (EDT)

At 03:56 PM 7/16/96 -0500, you wrote:
>At 02:40 PM 7/16/96 -0400, you wrote:
>>At 08:42 PM 7/15/96 -0700, you wrote:
>>>At 10:35 PM 7/14/96 -0400, you wrote:
>>Second, I smell a whiff of racism in this sort of statement.   Eric pointed
>>out earlier that it's objectionable to use the term "Jap."  But entirely too
>>many Leica and Hasselblad fans carry with them the assumption that anything
>>European must be better than anything Japanese (witness the debate about the
>>origins of Leica zooms).  Nonsense!  Even if you don't like Canon and
>>Nikon's auto-everything pro SLR's, any Leica rangefinder lover who cannot
>>appreciate a Mamiya 6/7 ought to look at his/her attitudes!
>I think that your conclusion is quite a streach, at least I hope so. ( I
>also find the language objectionable)  What do you mean by "appreciate?" Not
>particuarly "appreciating,"  "liking,"  or "desiring" (take your pick) some
>object, here a camera, in my book has absolutely nothing to do with my
>regard for the people who made it! 
>Dick Hemingway
>Norman, OK
I agree completely with the sentiment in the last paragraph!
Charles E. Love, Jr.
517 Warren Place
Ithaca, New York