Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/02/23

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Subject: RE: [Leica] BD and the M7
From: "Wesson, Leo W" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 23:22:19 -0600

I find a that a lot of the discussions on this list are a bit esoteric for me, but I do find that they help me have a better understanding of what goes on under the hood of my M.  I enjoy reading the posts;  it is helpful in my education.  Kind of nice to become aware of the development of this camera that I have grown to love. Awhile back, some folks were talking about shutter curtain material, that impressed me, holy cow i thought, someone can replace their own shutter!  But not me.  I took my old Pentax Spotomatic apart after it died in a canoe accident.  What I learned was that I should never take a camera apart again.   Too many gears and springs and other stuff that scares me!

Leo Wesson

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From:	Red Dawn []
Sent:	Sun 2/23/2003 10:44 PM
Subject:	Re: [Leica] BD and the M7


it seems that all of u on this list are all machinists of some kind. u can
fix your own gear trains and machine your own spare Leica M parts to
Leica-like precision to work in your Leica M bodies.. well i can't. i feel
so out of place......

i only know how to take photographs. am i alone in this?

i'll take a new electronic Leica M (better still if it is digital, though i
doubt this will ever happen) years from now when my own M6TTL and M3 bodies
go south and Leica no longer services them and it becomes too hard to find a
third party repair guy who isn't yet dying of old age.......

i mean, i love fully mechanical cameras. but the photograph is more
important to me. Anything that gets the job done with the minimum hassle
gets my vote. Even if it's an electronic Leica M.

boon hwee

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