Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/23

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Subject: [Leica] Ted surrounded by C****s and N****s
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 18:09:57 EST

   "Wunderbar Bill"  This is what I consider a great & meaningful post.
     It is both humorous & clever and should be reposted from time to
     time - as well as having an important place in the "LUG Archives".
      ---------------------- Mary Grace

 11/23/98 2:45:37 PM Pacific Time, writes:
>  snip< 
>  Defying the herd - Perhaps a pix of Ted at the Games with
>  his R8 surrounded by C****s and N****s.
>  There are all types of reasons to own an R8 (R6.2, M6)
>  system.  But impressing (?) fellow photographers has never
>  been a practical one for me.  (Hell, if you want to be
>  impressive, buy a long, wide tube and paint it white ;-))
>  I am sure that LUGGERS can come up with a thousand advert
>  scenarios that are based on the true strengths of the system
>  and "Leica Way."
>  IMNHO, Leica needs to rethink what they are doing and the
>  Corporate image they are sending.  I seriously doubt that
>  very many people buy a Leica M or R and the optics as their
>  first experience in photography.  They get to Leicamania
>  through experience and probably a certain amount of mania.
>  Regards,