Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/08/18

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Subject: [Leica] beater cameras
From: msmall at (Marc James Small)
Date: Wed Aug 18 16:11:37 2004

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  FAX:  +540/343-7315
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