Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/02

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Subject: [Leica] Comment #2a
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 11:46:40 -0700

>>I cannot analyze this, but it seems like those who choose Leica, are also
>>inclined to articulate whole life philosophies as well as f/stops, world
>>cultures as well as RF alignment, corporate business philosophies as well
>>APO Elmarits.

Yup. Hell, a Leica is just a camera. A fine camera, but just a camera. I
was never overwhelmed by them, I have always just used them. I no longer
get excited when I buy something with the Leica name on it, it is just a
tool. I am amazed at those who seem to feel the need to shout from the roof
top and to the LUG List that they just bought this or that camera and lens,
adding the serial numbers to the post as though that really makes a

Like all the comments about the Noctalux. I used this lens some time ago,
and I never found it to be as great a lens as some do. It is a fast lens,
heavy, big and with less than desirable depth of field wide open. Just
another lens.

But that's OK as well. I wait till someone posts something interesting,
something about a rarity or a unique camera, but not everything they buy
that is both common and pedestrian. I'll go first. I own 2 sets of Leitz
Projection Lenses that are matched. The lenses were custom made, in
non-standard barrel sizes and carry their own serial numbers. These items
were made 30 years ago. They are one of a kind Leitz items, not listed