Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/10/29

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Subject: Re: Roll Call
From: Joe Berenbaum <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 16:38:54 GMT

Joe Berenbaum
47 years old, born Edinburgh (Scotland), living in London
Married twice, two kids, both now adults, one still at at home, art student
Various occupatioms, currently ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, intending
when well again to train as counsellor or psychotherapist. 
First camera; Zeiss Nettar folder. Last camera; haven't got there yet.

Leica RF equipment;
M6, M4-2 with M4-P frames
28mm/2.8 (current)
35mm/2 (late)
50mm/2.8 (1959)
50mm/2.8 (current)
50mm/1.4 (current)
90mm Tele-Elmarit
135mm/f4 Elmar (lens head mostly used with adapter on Rollei SL66)
90mm/f4 LTM Elmar (1933)
some non-Leica LTM lenses;
20mm Russar
28mm Orion
35mm Jupiter
85mm/f2 Jupiter
85mm/f2 Nikkor 
Also some R equipment,
Various other stuff including; Rollei SL66, Rolleiflex T, various pocketable
cameras; Ensign Carbine Autorange RF folder (UK 1930s), 1948 Super Ikonta A,
1938 Super Ikonta C, Agfa Super Isolette, Retina IIc, Minilux, Rollei 35 &
35S, Olympus XA4 & Pen S.

Most preferred & used; M6, 28/2.8, 50/1, Super Ikontas, Rollei T, Rollei 35.

Most camera im smallest package; Rollei 35/35S.

Favourite films; Tri-X or HP5+, Infrared Ektachrome, Kodachrome 200

Favourite equipment themes; "character" or "look" of the image, appearance
of out of focus areas of picture, silent and/or pocketable cameras
Least favourite equipment themes; magazine lens tests, special M6 editions

Favourite subjects; people, city by night, poorly lit interiors

Favourite animal; Thilocene ("Tasmanian tiger", extinct carnivorous marsupial)

Favourite composer; Henry Purcell

Favourite music; Renaissance & Baroque authentic style performance

Favourite photographers; Ernst Haas, Atget, Beaton, Walker Evans

Joe Berenbaum