Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/03/08

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Which would you choose?
From: Jeremy Kime <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 12:13:47 -0000

I share your view that computer technology is changing so fast that every
three months you may as well chuck it into the marina/bay by your yacht.
However, using the Leica M as an anchor would introduce the problem of
fungus yet again, wouldn't it? Or do you place it into a waterproof housing
first?!   ;-)

To answer the question for myself is difficult. I've certainly spent more
time with the computer recently than with the camera, but if was to be asked
to choose between the two I'd take the Leica. I think the reason being that
it offers creativity on a different level to the net/computer. It is a
pro-active creativity rather than a re-active one.

Yesterday my brother came over unexpectedly and we pored over some Leica
gear which he was considering. I ended up attaching and re-attaching endless
adapters to lenses in order to marry them up to various cameras, OUBIOs,
12427*s, 22228s, M-LTM rings and others, it gave so much fun (sad?) but I
suppose it illustrates the ergonomic and mechanical satisfaction that is
derived from this specific brand of camera gear which is part of the reason
for choosing it over any other. If Leicas 'felt' like Zorkis would we still
buy them at their price? 
The pictures are the end product and the reason for using a camera, but the
reasons for choosing Leica are many-fold.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Ernest Nitka []
> i would love to have the newest pentium III @ 500 MHz it won't
> do anything much better than what I'm using now.  every 3 months it's
> becomming more of a boat anchor
> whereas 
> the M camera that i love is already
> a boat anchor and with each passing year is becomming the yacht!  
> ernie