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At 08:14 AM 8/18/04 -0400, Don Dory wrote: >Walker started this with his comments about having a camera in his car. >In the seventies and eighties, the beater would have been an old M2 or >M3 for the pro's and many others. After the sixties, rangefinders were >so pass? that you did not want to admit that you really used one. But >you knew that the old Leica would patiently bounce under the seat until >you needed it for that image that popped up in front of you. > >As to personal journey for a beater camera, I have run the gamut: Pentax >Spotmatic, old F, Exacta Varex, Retina II, Canonet, beat into the dirt >F1. Now I simply carry an M with me virtually everywhere I go. The >major exception would be when I take one of the older cameras out of the >closet to keep up familiarity with them. Hmm. I have carried a Rollei 35 and now carry a Rolle 35S in my glovebox. I cannot imagine carrying a camera under my seat but, then, you guys do not know how I drive! Marc firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!