Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/06/29

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Subject: [Leica] Introduction
From: frank theriault <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 08:46:50 -0400


I subscribed to this list last night, and my initial thouight was to
lurk for a bit, get to know people a bit, figure out "list dynamics",
then introduce myself.  But, lurking really isn't in my nature, so I
figured I'd get the intro out of the way, probably stay quiet for a
while, and post more frequently as time goes on (assuming I stick around

I'm new to the Leica world, having purchased my first last summer, a CL
with Summicron C 40mm (I know, I know, body made in Japan by Minolta,
but it may be the closest I ever come to owning a "real" Leica <g>).  I
love the little fellow, and although I'm not good at it yet, I've been
using it to try to hone my street photography skills (such as they
are).  I was quite happy to learn that all those things I've heard about
Leica lenses over the years are true - at least with regard to this
little fellow.  It is absolutely the sharpest lens I've ever used -

Most of my other equipment is older, and mostly Pentax.  An MX, several
Spotmatics, a Yashica Electro 35, a Yashica Mat.  Not much, but I have
fun with it all.

My financial situation being not the healthiest right now, there are no
imminent equipment purchases, but I would like to pick up an Elmar C
90mm to go with the CL, someday.  I've heard good things about that
lens, too.

So, Hi, and I guess I'll get to know y'all over the next few weeks or

Toronto, Canada (SARS capital of the Western World)

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