Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] newby / Black Tape
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 21:37:18 -0700

Joseph... you are 100% correct. The black tape crap, and red dot crap, to
deter theft, is just that. Crap.

Thanks for stating it concisely,


At 02:17 PM 8/24/98 -0700, you wrote:
>As Popeye used to say "I can't stands no more".
>The black-tape-to-guard-the-Leica treatment has to be one of the more
>asinine suggestions I have encountered on the LUG.
>If a thief wants to steal a camera he won't give a damn if it is a Leica, a
>Yashica or a Shakahachi.
>In New York City the thief does not use a loupe to ascertain that the ring
>is gold before cutting off your finger to get it.
>To think that black tape will discourage a thief is indeed naive.
>To think that black tape makes the camera less conspicuous is lulling
>oneself into false security.
>An individual in a foreign country is very obvious for the way one dresses,
>the way one walks, and the way one looks at everything and everybody.
>Americans are especially conspicuous because they can't keep their mouth
>Just be alert, do not flaunt your possessions (or nationality) and enjoy the
>Joseph Codispoti