Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/02/20

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Subject: [Leica] FLUG
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sun Feb 20 12:10:35 2005

So go set up a list, William, and spend your next several life times
discussing "Leica practice and technique," although I can't for the life
of me figure out how any serious photographer could distinguish "Leica
practice and technique" from Fuji, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Zeiss, or
Holga "practice and technique." One of the reasons that discussions on
the LUG drift so far from the subject you apparently want to see
discussed ad diarrhetum, is that there is only so much one can say about
specific "Leica practice and technique" before one begins to repeat

The LUG, however, is the LUG, and I believe that Brian has made it quite
clear on any number of occasions that - major food fights aside - he
likes it just the way it is: quirky, meandering, interesting, boring,
maddening, fascinating, inspiring, and ridiculous. ;-)

B. D.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
William G. Lamb, III
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 1:11 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] FLUG 

Hello Brian,

You know how easy it is to set up a Mailman list. I think FLUG is a
idea. The mass of banter could move there and the LUG could be what the 
name suggests.

Just a guess, but the 1,800? who DON"T post on the LUG because they
NOT to be abused my many of the "regulars" with keyboard diarrhea might 
actually post questions on Leica practice and technique. That topic
be hard to exhaust  in several lifetimes, right? We might even see a few

more interesting Leica images too.

Whenever I post something, I tend to get a lot of private mail. To me,
suggests the above. Not everyone is thick-skinned or in the mood for an 
argument.  I, for one, have ZERO interest in Canon or the latest passing

trend in digital capture. The latest films from Kodak and Fuji, yes.

Best Regards,


At 07:16 AM 02/18/2005 -0800, you wrote:
>Leica Camera does not innovate very much. Mostly they manufacture and 
>minor variations on the same old stuff. It happens to be great stuff, 
>worth having and using, but since it hardly ever changes, there's not
>point in incessantly talking about it. Nearly everything that can be
>about (for example) a Summilux 50/1.2 has already been said.
>We're talking about things that are new and different, which is the 
>in conversation. And since they are new and different, they usually
>from Leica.

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