Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Vacation... lighten up
From: "Roland Smith" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 21:30:06 -0700
References: <DC1F47F8EE84D311A2960008C73318C108B1AE@EX-EC-QUITO>

My wife has learned to have a book with her when I am taking pictures,
except, she takes a lot of pictures with her P&S zoom Nikon when we are
traveling in a foreign country.   However, there are times I would like to
take a different direction for pictures and, then, I have to negotiate the
time available.

Since we like to travel together, time and direction are a balancing act.

Roland Smith
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Birkey, Duane" <>
To: "Leica Users (E-mail)" <>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2000 6:22 AM
Subject: [Leica] Vacation... lighten up

> On my vacations, I normally take one or two M bodies and three M lenses to
> take pictures of my family and a few things really noteworthy.  I've
> to only take a P&S a couple of times.  I try to switch out of being a
> photographer....otherwise it is not a vacation for my family if I spend
> of my time ignoring them and doing photography...
> If I'm going somewhere for a week or two to do photography... I take more
> and I leave my wife and daughter at home... as they won't see me much till
> after dark and they are more concerned about eating breakfast, lunch and
> supper than the light.  I also personally prefer to have less distractions
> and competition for my time when I'm shooting.
> Duane Birkey
> HCJB World Radio
> Quito Ecuador
> Duane's Photographs of Ecuador
> ***************************************************
> Roland Smith wrote in response to one of my posts:
> I make a resolution each year after my vacation to limit the equipment I
> take on my vacation.   Each year, the quantity grows even to include a
> tripod and a monopod.   I take both 35mm and medium format, the first for
> color negative film for a Leica M4-2, Yashica T4 and black and white for a
> Leica M3, Rollei 35s, Fujica 645S, Rollei 3.5F and several Leica lenses.
> This year I hardly had room for clothing and underwear to clean the
> I hope I can use will power and scale down on my next trip.   The question
> has evolved from "what should I take" to " what should I leave behind?"
> Apparently, I am not unique in this type of behavior.
> Roland Smith

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