Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/06/05

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Subject: [Leica] Pretentious?
From: images at InfoAve.Net (Tina Manley)
Date: Mon Jun 5 09:02:39 2006

At 11:27 AM 6/5/2006, you wrote:
>Some people may find them cute. It's a way to make a buck. Uses no 
>special resources. I won't buy it. You don't even shoot film.

Of course I do!  Not for business but for fun.  My M7 goes with me 
most places and I still have a lot invested in Leicas with an M3, M4, 
4 M6's, an R4, R6.2, and R8 with dozens of M and R lenses.  I just 
hate to see Leica prostitute themselves for the "cameras as jewelry" 
crowd.  I'd much rather seem them go after the photojournalist crowd 
that they used to appeal to, but you're right - most photojournalists 
have abandoned film for digital because of the workflow.


Tina Manley, ASMP, NPPA