Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/03/26

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Subject: [Leica] Workplace camera policies
From: pklein at (Peter Klein)
Date: Sat Mar 26 14:11:45 2005

Security policies at my workplace have become tighter and tighter.  There 
used to be no rules about cameras.  Then they were prohibited in certain 
areas.  Now it looks like *all* cameras not owned by the company are going 
to be banned from our entire office space.  We know that this includes 
cellphones with cameras and digital cameras.  I don't know if it includes 
film cameras because the directive isn't in writing yet.  But I suspect it 

This will directly affect me, because I sometimes bring a camera to work 
and go out and shoot on my lunch hour.  I guess I have two choices.  I can 
turn my camera in at our reception desk in the morning and pick it up at 
lunch and when I leave.  Or I can leave it locked in my car in the parking 
garage under the building.

You can understand that I'm reluctant to do either of the above, especially 
with a Leica.  I'm also a little reluctant to ask for too much 
clarification.  I do not wish to call attention to myself and have my 
career prospects influenced by a security officer in another city who does 
not know me and decides I'm a "problem."  Nor do I wish to invite my car to 
be broken into.

I suppose I could keep my Zorki 4 with 50/2 in my car, or get another 
camera specifically for lunchtime walkabouts.

Any advice from others who have encountered this issue, both in terms of 
the camera and the advisability of asking questions of Those In Charge?


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