Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/30

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Subject: [Leica] Re:camera aesthetics
Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 19:51:54 EDT

someone wrote:From:

Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 12:04:58 EDT

Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica-Users List Digest V3 #88

In a message dated 5/30/98 10:48:00 AM EST, writes:

<<  Class act Charlie, have a good shoot before some weany whiner complains

 that the good old Speed Graphic didn't come in chrome! :) >>

I get the impression that the aesthetics of a camera are not important to Ted.

my response: I dunno about Ted, but aesthetics are the whole thing, not just
the cosmetics, but the feel, the heft, the eperience of using.

The M-3 with goggled lens and MC meter looks rather antique, and I like that.
My baby speed graphic -- which was a lot of fun to use, if clumsy -- was
downright funky. The hassle -- focus with one viewfinder, frame with another,
cock the shutter, remember to remove dark slide -- was rather pleasant to go
through and reminds you that this is a photograph you are making, not just
another piece of exposed film.

The babes playing vollyball I was shooting were cute too. 

charlie trentelman
ogden, Utah