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At 07:00 PM 3/15/2001 -0500, Steve LeHuray wrote: >> >I often wondered about that myself. I believe Leica used to have an old >fashioned apprenticeship, I do not think they do that anymore. I wonder >where the repair people of the future will come from? > The choice is hardly Leica's! The German government mandates the apprenticeship system. I cannot speak for Leica, but Zeiss certainly still uses this: I have a prism on my desk, the manufacture of which is one of the tests these fellows have to pass at Oberkochen. But, as Leica no longer assembles true LTM cameras and only repairs these in Canada and Germany, I would suspect that the opportunity to qualify as an apprentice LTM repair person has "done come and gone", as it seems they say over in Gloucester County, Virginia. But, then, DAG and Van Stelten and Ken Ruth were never employed directly by Leitz/Leica, and these guys are as slick a craftsman as has yet come forth, so I suspect all is not lost. Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!