Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] leica greetings.... G2 response
From: D Khong <>
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 06:32:57 +0000

>Kyle Cassidy wrote:
>> a while back i was at an Event photographing a politican and at the Event,
>> photographing the same politician, there's a guy with a contax G2 -- i
>> assume he's a shooter for some local rag, i'm shooting with my m6 and a
>> diana (don't ask me why). but i see this guy w/ the g2 and i'm like, "hey,
>> another rangefinder dude," so i smile, lift my camera to my eye to grab a
>> shot of him and his contax and he puts his hand out in front of my lens
>> and says very sternly and matter-of-factly "do not photograph me."
>> weird thing for a photojournalist to say in a public place, don't you
>> think?
>> he probably didn't want his image to be so poorly rendered by an inferior
>> camera -- now, if i'd had a contax, i'm sure it would have been a
>> different story.
>> kc

I know of many people, users of all sorts of superior and inferior cameras,
who are enraged when someone else tries to take their pictures. It's a form
of double standard. Personally, I do not mind being photographed (it's a
waste of their film anyway as I am no celebrity) but do feel a bit awkward
especially when tourists take pictures and I happen to walk into the scene.

BTW, that G2 is a good camera and their Carl Zeiss lenses are great value
for money. 

Dan K.