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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Introduction
From: Ernest Nitka <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 09:22:47 -0400

frank - hello and there's no need to apologize about having the CL - a 
great camera.  Many people also rave about the 40 summicron.  List 
dynamics is easy to figure out by watching for about 2 days - it is 
rare that the list is quiet.  please enjoy

On Sunday, June 29, 2003, at 08:46 AM, frank theriault wrote:

> Hi,
> 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
> <vbg>).
> 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 -
> period.
> 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
> so!
> cheers,
> frank
> Toronto, Canada (SARS capital of the Western World)
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