Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/25

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Subject: [Leica] Re: M Purity/B&W
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 10:10:03 -0500

> From: "Mxsmanic"
> I also have a psychological block that requires that Leica
> gear come into
> contact only with other Leica gear, never "foreign" gear,
> lest the Leica gear
> become ritually unclean. (snip) The only exception I've
> made was for a tripod, and I had to bless the tripod before
> mounting the M upon it.
> SonC advises:
> You could find one of the "Leica branded" tiltall tripods,
> or better yet, take the Leica ball head designed for the
> tabletop tripod and use it on most  tripods, thus keeping
> the camera baseplate pure of outside influences.
> Of course there's always the option of a beanbag; fill a
> large zip-lock with black beans and one red bean to simulate
> the logo.  Of course, if your Leica is silver, it won't
> match very well.  The advantage to this move is you always
> have a possible meal with you. :>D
> Regards,
> SonC

My psychological block is even more severe than Mxsmanic's, I refuse to put
color film in any of my Ms. It is B&W or nothing.


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