Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/08

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Subject: [Leica] re-who uses leicas
From: Tristan Tom <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 09:59:45 -0700

actually, the majority of leica users that i've met have been working
photojournalists, veterans, teachers and students. i even once met a 13
year old kid who had saved up mowing lawns to get an M6. now that's

<<Leica users are too emotionally invested in their equipment to believe
that anything could be better. Leicas are expensive pieces of hardware.
Although some pros use them, the market is largely made up of rich
doctors and lawyers who feel like they have worked themselves silly and
want some leisure. They lack the  time, training or inclination to muck
around with testing, and they want to buy something that they can be
confident will take the best possible pictures. The   whole point for
them of buying a Leica is that there is nothing better.

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