Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] JB, filters, flames, and technique
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 18:14:13 -0600

>No problem with the use of "disposable" cameras, i.e. af SLRs!!  
>Some of us just like the feel of a tool that was made for the long 
>haul.  Different strokes -- BTW, my best photojournalist friend 
>uses Leica M AND Canon EOS -- that's what flips his switch......
>But he knows that 5-10 years after an electronic body is discontinued, 
>that's it for product support!!

No surprise, I was being sarcastic in response to some other remark. 

Just today a guy I was photographing asked to take a picture of me (and the
subject at hand behind me) with my R8 because "You guys never get in the
picture." So I handed him my R8 and 19mm lens (he's an insurance agent, he
can afford to drop it) and he took my picture.

He said, "That's a real expensive camera, isn't it?" I said, "Yep." He
said, "I can tell, because it just feels like a fine piece of equipment. I
knew it the second I held it and took a picture."

So there. From a rank amateur who knows little about cameras...
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

Blessed are the censors; they shall inhibit the earth.