Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] IIIC year of manufacture
From: "Martin V. Howard" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 13:41:06 +0200

Douglas McLernon wrote:
> I have a friend who has just acquired a IIIC and I hope to convert to
> the Leica brotherhood.

Greetings, Most Recent One!  To fully enter the Leica Brethren, thou
must go through the initiation rite.  Though deceptively simple, it
requires great courage, determination and fearlessness.  The full
passage consists of three steps, which must be taken in order.

Step One    Thou must maketh thyself a suit of finest asbestos.
            Thy suit will be thine armour and should reflect thy
            conviction in thy first purchase**.  Put forth great
            effort in making thy suit, for it will be necessary
            to withstand the subsequent tests.

Step Two    Thou must don thy new suit and present thyself to the LUG
            in all thy splendor.

Step Three  Standing before thy brethren, thou must asketh, in a voice
            loud and clear, the three questions: That of the Ultra-
            Violet Filter, of the Black Tape and of the Red Dot.

If thine armour is of good hand, thou shalt be welcomed into the Order
of the LUG and invited to the Drink of the Islay Nectar.

** Silver suit for chrome or titanium finish camera, black for all


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