Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica O
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 11:12:05 -0400
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Say- do what I did.... Invest in a Rolleikin, and use The Brick for
portraits, or people shots!!! It sort of abates the gnawing feeling of
'gimme, gimme' when you see a 75mm Summilux- not much, but it helps!!
Dan ( Say, is that an MX-EVS in your pocket, or are you just glad....) Post
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Subject: RE: [Leica] Leica O

> Rei Shinozuka wrote:
> "ive got 2 m6's and though there's no logical reason to own one,
> i graviate to any glass case holding shiny IIIs.  they are such
> jewels!  aesthetically they celebrate the mechanical, with tiny knurled
> dials and fussy engraved numerals and tick marks.  like the rolleiflex,
> a charming camera.  i sense one in my future."
> Same here. I have no practical use for the lovely mint- IIIf RDDA I saw
> today, but it's calling to me. I have a similar attitude to Rollei TLRs
> For 90% of my photography I use 35mm or 5x4, but I can't bring myself to
> rid of the Rolleis. They're such wonderful mechanical devices; eccentric,
> charming and functional at the same time. Mark Rabiner described the
> TLR as "a brick that takes pictures", and I understand what he means.
> I have a huge resistance to collecting cameras. There's an old saying that
> "the things you own wind up owning you", and I feel strongly that it's
> (for me, I don't speak for anyone else). It's so easy to fill your life up
> with gadgets and possessions and lose sight of the goals.
> In the last few weeks I've taken all of the photo gear out of the store
> room, put it all in a big heap and started sorting through it going "when
> did I last use that?" and "do I really need that?". The pile of items I
> haven't used or don't need is growing, and will go towards funding the one
> or two things I do still need.
> But then my friends tell me I'm a little weird about possessions...I'm 46
> January and don't own any property ('real estate' in American), and don't
> own a car (Automobile). Just don't ask about books, CDs, cameras and
> resonator guitars :-)
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> David Morton
> "The more opinions you have, the less you see." -- Wim Wenders.
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