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

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Subject: [Leica] Collecting Leicas
From: reid at (Brian Reid)
Date: Fri Sep 17 13:02:59 2004
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I'm the person who reacted to this topic.

At the time I created the LUG (1992) there were several international forums 
for talking about Leicas--none yet on the internet--and all of them were, 
for me, too focused on the devices and not on what could be done with them. 
And the photography magazines were too elitist, too high-end. I wanted 
everybody to take pictures, and everybody to get better. Heck, even I am now 
taking better pictures.

My role here is to be a fanatic, to take an extreme position, to say "The 
LUG is about people who *use* Leicas". It's rather difficult to use Leicas 
without collecting at least one, and, well, they're addictive.

I want the focus of the LUG to be on photographs and not hardware. But there 
is, well, a depth of focus that includes hardware.

So collect away. If nothing else, it will help keep Leica Camera in business.

In reply to: Message from nbeddoe at (Beddoe, Neil) ([Leica] Collecting Leicas)
Message from nathan.wajsman at (Nathan Wajsman) ([Leica] Collecting Leicas)