Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] audio gear , leica gear
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 13:39:03 +0200


I completely agree. Part of the pleasure of owning Leica is just to handle
the lenses (the 75mm Summilux is a sensual experience!) or look at the M
bodies. I have no illusions about ever reaching the level of a
Cartier-Bresson, Salgado, or our own Ted Grant. But my photos are not bad,
and if having a Leica adds to their quality and to my pleasure in my hobby,
I make no excuses for spending the money. And in general, I do appreciate
good craftmanship in other things too, at least the ones I care about.


Alan Sircom wrote:

> There are some strong similarities between owning high-end hi-fi and
> top quality camera equipment. Both have a 'professional' cachet about
> them, even though the majority of users are not professionals per se.
> Pride in ownership, the knowledge that you don't run with the
> mainstream pack, and build quality far above run-of-the-mill products
> all add to the experience.