Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/02/03

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From: "Charles E. Love, Jr." <>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 19:23:21 -0500 (EST)

At 04:08 PM 2/1/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Charles Love wrote:
>So: when I referred to "collector stuff on this list," I was really
>referring to the material that would be of primary interest to user
>collectors--and there is a lot of that here, and a good deal of it would be
>interesting to pure collectors as well (e.g. your discussion of the 40
>f2.8's rarity).  We all have different ways of approaching our
You replied:

>Gee Charlie, 
>My interest in it was as a user, not collector. I gave up 
>'collecting' when I found out the back of these boxes opened and you 
>could put film into them and make pretty pictures. Even a $4000 lens 
>is only good IMHO if it is used for its designed and intended 

Generally, I agree with this, Brian.  But I think Marc and others were
saying that if you were to locate a 40 2.8, its value would be too high to
use, and anyway, you could get the 40 f2, a better lens, and have enough
left over for  a whole M system.--Charlie
Charles E. Love, Jr.