Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/02

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Subject: Roll Call
From: "Neal Findley" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 17:52:16 -0600

The roll call is great.  It is wonderful to learn about the others on 
LUG.  While my resume is certainly not as interesting as most I have 
read - here it is anyway.

Neal Findley (or Eddie at the recent seminar)

Born in New Mexico, raised in Texas.  Currently living in Houston, 

Career- Survived 30 years in Federal law enforcement, mostly with US 
Secret Service. That was interesting from the standpoint of getting 
to work with widest possible spectrum of people - from the lowest 
criminal dregs in society (took lots of mug shots)  to many of the world's leaders.

Photography-  Started I guess with my first 35 mm camera in mid 
fifties, one of the Kodak retina series but I don't recall which - 
still have a IIIc though with 35mm, 50mm and 80mm.  Got serious in 
mid 70's when I was working in New York City and using Pentax slr. 
Had my first real darkroom there.  Still love to see those BW images 
appear.  Professional? Hardly - I can barely give my photos away.

What I like to shoot now- people in bw and landscapes in color and 
just about anything else that moves or doesn't.

Cameras used now:
Leica-M2,M3,M6 with 35,50,90,135, have iiic w/old 50 summar but don't 
really use it anymore. Minilux, GR1
Nikon slr system (manual focus, several bodies) Wife claims I have 
every Nikon lense made but I am pretty sure I don't.

Medium format- Mamiya 7 and a few old Rolleiflexs and cords that I 
love for black and white.

Other interests- computers, good food & wine, lots of other things 
the list of which changes daily.

Wish list- to take a really good photo someday and to finish going 
through all my stuff and get a web site up and running.