Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/29

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Subject: [Leica] Re: The Character
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 16:23:53 -0800

Hi Oddmund,

I welcome you back to the LUG. As you know, there are many of us who
remember the various confrontations a year or so ago. Maybe not
confrontations, maybe strong differences of opinions. But that's OK.

What happened to your Contax TVS which you used to rave about?

And we would really like to hear about what you have been doing,
photographically, over during your absence.

You obviously are aware that your reputation proceeded you. And everyone
expects you to live up to it... ;-)

Again, welcome back.

Jim (no longer using uranium toner) Brick

At 11:43 PM 11/29/98 +0100, you wrote:
>I just sent 3 messages, and got 22, many of them about me. In the beginning 
>I was astonished, and amazed getting all this attention. Now I think it is 
>time to round off... forget about my "character", my person, and whatever. I 
>am a member of the list as the rest of you. What are you afraid about?
>I bought my first Leica about 30 years ago, and I have had several up to the 
>fancy M6. It is a simple and nice camera, an ideal tool for my kind of 
>photography. I've ended up (?) with a M3 and M2 with a couple of lenses, and 
>a couple of other nice cameras. But this is trivial. Cameras are not 
>important. The story is important, the message, your point of view. If you 
>have nothing to say, nothing to tell, it's dead even with the finest
>Now let's turn the page, and talk about photography, images, Leica, the 
>world. That is what we are supposed to do here, isn't it?