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At 10:08 AM 30-05-98 -0500, Eric wrote: >>No, a true photographer takes photographs. A mechanic appreciates fine >tools. > >Of course, the last rebuilt carburetor I saw at the museum was a wonderful >variation on the theme established by Richard Petty in his neo-holly days, >from the 1960s when the average mechanic could get the best tools from Sears. > >Of course photographers appreciate their tools, they are not mechanics, >they are creative professionals or amateurs. Yes, a photographer can appreciate his tools, but it is not the distinguishing feature of a "true photographer". Many of us on this list have a bit of a mechanic deep down inside of us that does appreciate the fine workmanship of our Leica's (I still remember the smell of the machine oil when I first took my new HM out of the plastic bag at the dealer); nothing wrong with that. But first and foremost, we are photographers who take photographs. Dan C.