Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/06/01

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Subject: [Leica] My first camera (Now Ted's Argus)
From: SonC at (
Date: Wed Jun 1 20:50:14 2005

In a message dated 6/1/2005 10:22:24 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:
That's not an A2. (My dad had an A2)

You are right: the one I showed is an A3.  I pushed the wrong  button.  The 
A3 also has an extinction meter, like the late  A2's

This is my A2, like Ted's first camera:  wrote:

> >From my collection:  a copy of Ted's  first camera:

> In a message dated 6/1/2005 6:11:53  P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
> My  first  camera was a birthday gift, May 27, 1950 from my wife on my  
> birthday  after we were married the previous October.. An  Argus A2 35mm,
> today we  might call it a point n'  shoot!
> However this little Argus was plastic,  no  electronics. A box you put a 
> of film in and made a few  adjustments  according to the piece of paper 
> with
> the exposure  suggestions in the film  box. :-)
> So now you folks know who  to blame for launching me into this  wild and 
> world of  photography! ;-) But man I have absolutely no  regrets, other 
than  I
> wish I could do it all over again ten fold times!   :-)
> ted

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Oldest continuous  settlement in La Louisiane
?galit?, libert?, crawfish

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