Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/23

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Subject: Re: Was:Different Leica stuff-broken arm
From: hmcclary <>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 97 23:25:34 -0000

Ted wrote about Alf:
>You're not supposed to go around breaking arms when you are a photographer.
>A leg is OK, but no arms!! :)
>It does tie up doing things and as you say, trying to hold and focus a
>camera with one hand is a problem.

A former colleague of mine, Leighton Mark, was a staff photographer for 
UPI out of the Washington bureau, what made him so unique was that he 
was/is a one armed photographer.  He shot using an old Nikon FM.  To see 
him work was impressive.  He could load a camera on the run never missing 
a beat.  I covered part of the '92 presidential campaign with him.  A 
very interesting fellow to work with.

But, Alf, I am sure it is a major pain in the butt to type one handed 
much less try to shoot that way.  Leighton used a motor drive on his 
camera and I am sure you do not have the M winder.

Hope you get feeling better soon.

Harrison McClary