Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/29[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
>A hammer is a tool. How many carpenters buy and use those special limited >edition hammers? If the camera is just a tool to be used, it makes no >sense to worry about whether brass shows through the paint or not, or >whether there is a cute little logo engraved on the top. You should be too >busy using the tool to even notice things like this. >Not that there's anything wrong with special edition leicas. If you like >them, buy them. Just stop calling them tools. If my Leica were merely a tool I'd have fun and write 'Canon' all over it. Heck, it wouldn't bother me... Also a hammer is a tool a Leica is a camera (or a lens or). You wouldn't use a hammer to take pictures (unless you wanted to be inconspicuous). I never have asked another photographer hey, what kind of tool is that? He's be thinking tool...and then you would wish you had a hammer.