Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/09/29

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Subject: [Leica] New Leica Store!
From: Craig Semetko <>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 04:04:15 -0700

Hey there tm,

yes, Nigel was "Mr. Leica" at Samy's for a few years.



 From: "tm" <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Announcing New Leica Store!
> Message-ID: <002301c1486a$545b7e20$>
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> Is "Nigel" the blonde-haired tallish male who previously worked at the Leica
> counter at Samy's for a long time?
> - ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Craig Semetko" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 2:06 PM
> Subject: [Leica] Announcing New Leica Store!
>> Hello Fellow LUGers,
>> A dear friend of mine has recently opened his own camera store,
> specializing
>> in Leica. The store is called "Beverly Hills Camera Centre," and is
> located
>> where you might expect, Beverly Hills California. His name is Nigel Skeet,
>> born in England, raised in Amsterdam, and transplanted to Los Angeles to
>> find more subjects for his rock n' roll magazine work. I got to know Nigel
>> when he worked at Samy's Camera. I went in to buy a 20-35 zoom for my
> Nikon.
>> Nigel asked me a few simple questions, then handed me an M6, saying, "Be
>> careful, if you hold it, you'll have to buy it." Oh, did he know what he
> was
>> talking about. I walked out with an M6, a 35 Summicron, and a new friend.
>> Nigel's inherent drive has finally compelled him to make the big leap and
>> start his own shop. This note is an attempt to reward that entrepreneurial
>> spirit.
>> I know Nigel to be smart, knowledgeable, honest and fair. Above all, the
> guy
>> LOVES LECIA! His store address can be found under the California Dealers
> in
>> the Market/Addresses section of the Leica Web Site. He also has his own
> web
>> site that is very informative and offers his own compelling story of how
> he
>> switched from Nikon to Leica. The URL is:
>>    (I told you the guys loves Leica!)
>> If you click on the scrolling "New Store" it will give you all the vitals
> on
>> Beverly Hills Camera Centre.
>> Anyway, thanks for indulging my desire to help out a friend. It's tough
>> enough starting a new business in the best of times, let alone in times
> like
>> these. I hope you all take this in the spirit in which it is intended, and
>> get a chance to check out his web site.
>> All the best to everyone,
>> Craig
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