Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 21 ASP Chrome or Black ?
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 1998 07:55:28 -0400

Things really get complicated with the cross dressers.

Dan C.

At 01:36 PM 02-10-98 +0200, you wrote:
>Wood, Darrell (London) wrote:
>> I have a Black M6.85 and M6 Chrome. and (Chrome 35Asp,Chrome 90 & 
>> Black 50) Which 21m would be sensible to get. On the whole I have 
>> colour in the Chrome M6 and B&W in the .85.
>Again, it depends.  If shooting B&W, then obviously you'd want to go
>with the black 21.  OTOH, with colour, things get a bit more
>complicated.  Shooting transparencies (also known as "chromes"), the
>choic is quite straight forward: go with the chrome.  For colour
>negative film, it's a toss up between whether you consider the colour
>or the negative more important.  For colour, go with chrome.  For
>negative, go with black.  If undecided, talk to Leica about getting
>a Panda version of the 21.
>Of course, this fails to take into consideration shirt colour.  This
>becomes vital if mainly using dark shirts, in which case, black is the
>only way to go.  Otherwise, go with chrome, unless your shirts are
>predominantly blue, then chrome.  T-shirts require black, regardless of
>colour, whereas formal dress-shirts, especially those cut to measure,
>must have chrome.
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