Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/08/12

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Subject: Re: [Leica] NEW Leica screw,,Really?
From: "Guido Soprano" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 00:50:56 EDT

Hey Paddy,

U like-a screw?

>From: Patrick Giagnocavo <>
>Subject: Re: [Leica] NEW Leica screw,,Really?
>Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 02:47:48 +0000
>Marc James Small wrote:
> >
> > At 09:31 PM 8/10/1999 EDT, Tom Abrahamson foolishly queried:
> > >A metered 3F with a 1/125 flash synch, 1/2000 top
> > >speed and a price of around $450. Wouldn't that be a beauty!
> >
> > Well, to be rude, no.  A Cosina Piece of Shit remains a Cosina Piece of
> > Shit, Tom, however you slice it.  It isn't a Leica, and if you think it 
> > well, I'd hold my peace, if I were you:  your income is gauged by your
> > credibility within the Leica community and if the word starts getting
> > around that you believe some Cosina garbage is Leica-like, well, 
> > you will simply cause apoplexy from the laughter which results among the
> > cognescenti.  Cosina is a junk company making junk.  Better than a lot 
> > Oriental junk, but, for the all of it, still junk.  It is NOT of Leitz
> > quality nor of Leica quality.  It is junk by these standards.  Great 
>Ah, but if you put a Leica lens on it then what, eh!  A Pearl on a
>That would be something to use Ted Grant's Lens Cleaning Cloth on it
>wouldn't it mate!
> > speeds and it is broken and unrepairable in six months.  A wonderful way 
> > spend your $450.  A IIIc would make more sense, with a Kontakt.
>But he wants a III_F_ weren't you paying attention, lad?!  Not a
>III_c_ !
> > Can we just keep this list on-target?  It is the LEICA Users Group.  Not
> > the Cosina Users Group.  Not the Nikon Users Group.  Not the Contax 
> > Group.  Not the Hasselblad Users Group.  It is CERTAINLY not that 
> > chamber, the Rollei List.
>What's a Rollei -  isn't that a camera like a Lubitel, Seagull or
>--- Paddy

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