Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/03/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Never ready angst!
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 11:36:18 -0800

I go for half measures! I use the bottom half of the M6 case that came with
one of my cameras since it tends to protect both the camera, and the
furniture on which I set it! She Who Must Be Obeyed is one of these- "Use
the coaster, Dahling!" types, and if I put a nekkid camera down on the
furniture without a t least a doily, I catch it!
And the bottom of the NRC looks better than using black tape to affixe a
doily on the camera!
Dan( One bitten, twice shy) Post
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Ted Grant <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Never ready angst!

> mike pailliotet wrote:
> >
> > Now I know why I was a little apprehensive about using an Every ready,
> > ..... fear of being assaulted by a brassy old Leica fart in a back alley
> > ! I can just imagine it , while getting smacked upside the head with a
> > M3 (which by the way would add some more "character" to their camera,
> > seeing as I have a very hard head) I would also get lecture on the
> > appropriate way to use and abuse my M6 ......
> > Just kidding Ted !, I can't wait for my first dent and or scratch  , the
> > damn thing looks just a little to pretty as it is!
> Hi Mike ,  and others,
> Look at it this way in the sense of your new car. And I'm sure all of
> you who have purchased one  has gone through this routine.
> You bring it home and you want to wash it right away, clean it when it
> isn't even 100 miles old.  You baby it along, take up two parking spots
> at the mall or club so no one will ding the side. Man ever so careful
> Until  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> The first little zit happens. Whew! Thank goodness that's finally
> happened, I couldn't take the "CARE TENSION"  much longer.  You all know
> exactly what I'm talking about.
> Now it's exactly the same thing with a Leica.  You carry that prized
> jewel around like the Hope Diamond, breath gently on it for a slight
> soft wipe over, caress and comfort it as you load a
> roll of film, removing the lens cap as carefully as your first loves
> negligée. :) (Top that for careful removal!)   :):)
> Then one day you bend over and "Bump, ding dong!   Oh sh,,t!"  And right
> after that?  You're now cool hand Luke handling the Hope Diamond Leica
> as if it were a coke bottle. your cares are over, you settle down to
> becoming a full time hard nose Leica shooter first class!
> Your pictures improve because, now your mind is clear from the "overly
> constant fear of getting the first ding-dong!"   Cool scenario, don't
> you think? :)
> That's why I don't use cases, because I couldn't come up with any better
> reason why I don't. :) Other than they're never ready to do anything
> when you need the camera in a hurry, which in my case alway seemed to be.
> However, I will admit quite openly that on a few occasions I don't have
> any doubt the camera would not have suffered the "blemish" it did, if it
> were in a "never ready" case.  Don't you all feel better now that I made
> that confession?  ;)
> ted