Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/01

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Subject: [Leica] tape my beloved Leica???? NEVER!
From: Five Senses Productions <>
Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 10:18:11 -0700

I think that, in the future, when you try to remove that gummy, old, hardened,
black tape, you will ruin the camera much more than any small ding or scratch
would......I would not DREAM of putting any kind of tape or bandage on my
M6!  It would be sacrilege and utter disrespect for the fine equipment we
all love!

It is only in photographic circles that anyone would be impressed by my Leica,
first of all, and most of my models or friends who see it think I am using an 
old clunker, and have no clue that I have $10,000 around my waist.

Secondly, the average thief on the street would not look twice at my black
which looks like a cheap P&S from afar, and would be more concerned with 
acquiring the wallet in my pocket or the gold watch on my wrist.  And even
if some
clown were to steal my M6, that's what insurance is for, n'est-ce pas?  :-)


At 12:02 PM 5/1/98 -0400, B. D. Colen wrote:
>>Are you suggesting that the value of an M6 will be dramatically lowered if
>>the red dot is damaged or stolen?  
>Hardly. What I am suggesting is that the red dot and the white Leica M-6
>lettering consitute a sign which reads, either, "Valuable equipment! Steal
>me!," or, "Look at what a hot shit I am. I can afford a Leica."
>I am also suggesting that some black tape along the baseplate, and around
>the black chrome edges of the body can protect it from dings and scratches
>that do lower its value, while at the same time make the camera look like
>an old whatever that's been sitting in a closet, and isn't worth a second

Francesco Sanfilippo,
Five Senses Productions