Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/19

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Subject: [Leica] help me be a poseur
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Fri May 19 17:34:36 2006
References: <86070F417851ED468663EC5459FC8A05138A@EXCHANGE.asc.local>

Why worry, most things start out new then age.  If you are worried about it,
let one of your gun portrait subject put a few holes in the new bag at close
range, that will age the puppy.


On 5/19/06, Kyle Cassidy <> wrote:
> for years i've used two camera bags, one is this giant thing by "coast"
> which is sort of like a cardboard box with a strap. i can put an oven in
> it. It is ugly and uncomfortable, i want to give it to an enemy. the
> other is a "nikon" bag i got in the dollar bin at my local camera store.
> it holds one body and maybe three lenses.
> the zipper broke on the "nikon" bag about a year ago, and it's only a
> matter of time before my m6 falls out and smashes to the pavement, so
> yesterday i got a domke FX1 the "little bit bigger" bag which will hold
> 2 bodies and an 80-200 2.8 and a bunch of other stuff like sodas,
> condoms, wrenches, t.v. remotes, fresh fruit, the works. but the problem
> is that this freaking bag makes me look like an amature. it's brand new
> and i'm not going to spend the time breaking it in so that i can look
> cool. so, i'm wondering, should i just start throwing it into the
> washing machine over and over? maybe with a couple handfulls of rocks
> until it gets the "worn denim" patina.
> has anybody tried this? How many times do I need to wash it before those
> guys in the photo pit stop pointing and laughing?
> kc
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