Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/17

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Subject: [Leica] Collecting Leicas
From: leicagalpal at (Kit McChesney)
Date: Fri Sep 17 09:19:23 2004

Y'all guys ... you're much too literal-minded! With all the chitchat about
collecting, I've always thought it was amusing how people always make a big
distinction between collectors and 'users,' as if there were lots of these
gray-bearded old geezers sitting around on hoards of Leicas, stacked up in a
vault ... I was trying to be funny! I guess it wasn't convincing! ;-)


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Douglas Herr
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 8:40 AM
To:; Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] Collecting Leicas

Kit McChesney <> wrote:

> I always say that most Leica shooters are collectors. A collector is
> who has more than one of something. If you've only got one, you're not a
> collector. I'd better stop before I get myself into trouble here ... 

Hmmmm... I'm gonna agree with BD on this one.  I have more than one SL and a
couple of SL2 bodies, but only because I use them.  It may be so I can keep
more than one film loaded, or one for each lens, but they're all used.  I
don't particularly care what color they are or in the case of the SL whether
it has the one-click or two-click meter switch so long as the meter turns
on.  I DO care about the lens lock release button.  Red plastic, bad.
Metal, good.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento
Leica Users Group.
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