Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/24

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Subject: [Leica] re: California and Jim
From: cwoods8 at (cwoods)
Date: Tue May 24 17:25:51 2005

And Walnut Creek is where I lived! Well, for two months until my girlfriend 
dumped me and went off to Paris. Nice area though. I then moved to San 
Francisco and wished I had a Leica...what great photo opportunities. Did I 
tell you that this group regularly lends one another their equipment? Please 
send me your M camera care of......oh, ok. I'm making this part 
up....however, I am a non-retired psychotherapist in his early 30's so my 
Leica collection currently consists of (if I ever get it back) a recently 
acquired IIIf (?) from my Opa in Germany. Researching its history is what 
got me interested in Leica, and the rest, they say is history....I find it 
sooo cool to be using the same camera that was around over 40 years ago, 
devoid of any electronic gear. I can almost smell the history in its 
substantial metal body. Every shutter press is thought out, deliberate, 
composed. Each click has a meaning to me. Without sounding utterly cliched 
and cheesy, I can't look at the M camera without feeling a passion for it. 
It's a very different world then using my digital camera (it has benefits 
too, but won't go into that here! :) 
all best (again),

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