Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/31

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Subject: [Leica] F%#^$@#K
From: dlridings at (Daniel Ridings)
Date: Wed May 31 00:05:18 2006
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I say also ouch.

Something similar happened to me in the 70'ies.

Remember how Woodstock started a string of outdoor concert/happenings?
I was covering one on Chuck Berry's farm west of St. Louis. It was a
several day thing. I used my camera bag with 2 M bodies (M2 and M3)
and the usual lens collection (21, 35 50, 90 and 135).

Woke up in the morning and it was gone.

Replaced it and 6 months later I got a call from the San Francisco
police. They had recovered a bag with some stuff in it that could be
traced back to me (in those days you could register your serial
numbers). Got most of it back.

Hope it happens to you, Richard.


On 5/31/06, Slobodan Dimitrov <> wrote:
> Ooch! It's been a while that so much has gone missing all at once.
> Hope someone turned the case in. A couple of times I've had
> waitresses chase me down when I left a black enamel M4 on the
> restaurant seat. But that was another era, with a different sense of
> ethics.
> The last time someone lost a kit, that I can remember, was Roland
> Smith. He had an LTM outfit in a tool box, which someone took out of
> his vehicle.
> Slobodan Dimitrov
> Studio G-8,
> Angels Gate Cultural Center
> On May 30, 2006, at 5:54 PM, Richard wrote:
> > The good news is that we went to Costume Con, the premiere annual
> > amateur SF&F and Historical costuming competitions and events and
> > my wife's group won Best in Show Workmanship and Best in Class
> > (Master level) Presentation in the SF&F Masquerade.
> >
> > The really bad news is that I left the camera case with the
> > Powerbook, the Epson R-D1 and couple Leica lens in the parking
> > garage. We had a 5 hours wait-on-the-tarmac episode in O'Hare and
> > then a 4 hour flight so both my wife and I were overtire and sleepy
> > and weren't as careful as we normally are.
> >
> > Unless there is a miracle, that $9K is down the drain. It should be
> > covered by insurance with a $2500 deductible and the only pictures
> > I lost are the one from this convention. But @%^$#^$ ARRGGGHHHHH
> >
> > // richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly,
> > please use richard at
> >
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In reply to: Message from richard-lists at (Richard) ([Leica] F%#^$@#K)
Message from s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov) ([Leica] F%#^$@#K)