Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/22

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Subject: SV: [Leica] Mis-information and innuendo(1)
From: "Alan Hull" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 22:52:57 +0200

Jim Brick.  I am disgusted at your raving response to my previous post.
 I will reply in segments on seperate posts for easy reading.  
It would, IMHO, be irresponsible to allow a child to walk around with a
leica.  The child could be mugged and robbed.
This is totally un-true. I find that very very few people know what a
is. One would be far more likely to be mugged while carrying a Nikon,
Minolta, Canon, or Pentax. These are household brand names. Leica is
During the decades of using a Leica, and my son's 17 years of using a
(he's 27 now) I can count on one hand the number of people who, while
talking to them out in the field, knew what the brand Leica is. If you
worried... use black tape.
- -------REPLY-----------------------
Maybe where you live that could be true.  But you are not the only one
on this list, I addressed my post to the international community.  I am
six foot six and there are places in this world where I am
uncomfortable with a Leica round my neck.  You have a low opinion of
the intelligence of thieves and muggers and thats fine if its YOUR
safety on the line.  To gamble the safety of a child on the chance that
a thief cannot recognise a Leica is irresponsible.  And I am writing
about now, 1998, not 17 years ago.  

Alan Hull