Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/07/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Where We Post From
From: "Harry Levin" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 20:28:46 -0700
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From: "Carl Lantz" <>
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Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2001 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Where We Post From

> Born and raised in Chicago, married and moved to Lake County IL, about 35
> miles north of Chicago.  Now live in Naperville, IL, southwest of
> Chicago.  Retired from Lucent Technologies, B4 the turndown.  Practicing
> photography for almost 50 years, but a Leica owner/user for 1-1/2
> years.  Don't know why I waited so long.
> Regards,
> Carl Lantz
> Carl,
I'm an old Chicago boy that moved out to California(Livermore CA about 40
miles from S.F. Educated in the Midwest at UP of I and Northwestern and
retired from GE 2 years ago. My first good camera was a Rollie that I worked
for all summer when I was 16! Way back when I bought a 111G with a
collapsible lens to use as a carry around camera before all the point and
shoot cameras hit the market. It was a great ides but to heavy to carry
arould in my back pocket and it also needed a light meter. I eventually sold
it(not my only mistake in life) and got the first clamshell Olympus as a
carry around. My serious equipment has been Nikon SLR since 1975. Lately
I've been getting the urge again to get a Leica although from a need
standpoint I don't need it. My question to you is what finally put over the
top to finally buy the Leica and what did you buy. I'm torn between going
digital, the Leica or even getting back to mid size via a Hassalblad. My
biggest problem is that these are all wants and no serious need.

Replies: Reply from Doug Herr <> (What put you over the top? (was: Re: [Leica] Where We Post From))
In reply to: Message from Carl Lantz <> (Re: [Leica] Where We Post From)