Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/05/05

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Subject: [Leica] Leica sighting in Chicago
From: henningw at (Henning Wulff)
Date: Wed May 5 01:24:59 2004
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At 5:10 PM -0700 5/4/04, Brian Reid wrote:
>>Could it be that this leicaphile reads this list? If so - let me know.
>I've often wondered what fraction of actual users of Leicas are on 
>the LUG and the MUG. Most of the Leicas ever sold are in display 
>cases or storage boxes. Some smallish number of people use them to 
>take pictures. There are about 1000 people on the LUG. I have no 
>idea how big the MUG is, nor how much overlap there is with the LUG. 
>Does that represent 1% of Leica photographers? 0.01%? 10%  It would 
>be hard to find out, I guess.

I'm just back from a trip to Egypt and Jordan on which I took 2 Leica 
(M's), a Hexar RF and an Xpan and a total of 9 lenses, plus a few 
accessories and a lot of film. I met three people with Leicas: all 
used M's, and one fellow had an R4 as well. In Egypt it seemed that 
80% of the tourists had digital cameras, with all but a very few with 
P&S cameras, while in Jordan 50-60% had digitals and a number had 
high-end film or digital SLR's.

The Leica users were all French, and I met all of them in darker 
places (museums and such). Lots of oohing and aahing about my 35/1.4 
ASPH and 75/1.4.

No LUG recognition.

    *            Henning J. Wulff
   /|\      Wulff Photography & Design
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