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Bill v.Ohlen-Larsen Porterville, California USA Age: 53, Married daughter in high school New to the LUG. BA , American Studies, MA, Geography Photographic training - a couple of weeks in the Army when I was going through advanced training as a military journalist at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. In 1966. The only time in the Army that I voluntarily worked 20 hour days. Occupation: Land use and environmental planner. Currently a consultant. Worst moment of my time as a photo-journalist in the Army: When the electronic flash failed to function at an Eagle Scout ceremony which command had determined was of great importance. This event almost got met sent from Germany (a nice climate), to another place (with a hot, monsoonal climate). Leica Equipment: Leica M3 ss f.2 50 mm summicron f.4 90 mm elmar f .3.5 35 mm summaron w/ optical rf adapter visoflex II f.4 telyet 200 mm The gray adapter that connects lenses for carrying. (I don=92t know why the color is important, but it was mentioned in a post). A gray-green case Leica case that will carry the M3 w/50mm, and the 90 and 35 mm connected (there is even a cut-out for the optical adapater on the 35 mm). This shouldn=92t qualify as equipment, but I used to have a case which would carry everything=85but the center of gravity on the straps was low and I almost dumped the cameras and lenses into the ocean once. (dumped the case instead). Various Leica 39 mm filters for bw, and a Leica polarizing filter which has developed a significant problem (sigh)=85but for which I had never determine a proper exposure factor anyway. The camera has recently had its 30-year service=85it had broken a part for the film counter. For the next 30-year service, I need a cheaper repair station. Of course, I bought the equipment when of my military journalist course instructors mentioned that he used a Leica in the Antarctica because the Nikons froze-up ;-). (and I bought it on the German economy in 1967 which needed an infusion of dollars). I intend to wear the camera out in the next 30-years. Maybe then, the mechanical equipment will go another 15 without service (unless I go to Antarctica). This is the ideal news group for me. I can follow what everyone says=85but they are light years in experience ahead of me. Of course, life is not= over.