Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/12/29

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Subject: [Leica] Pardon me sir, but it that a camera?
From: hankpix at (Hank Kellner)
Date: Fri Dec 29 08:15:10 2006

Surrounded by about six million tourists sporting digital cameras, I stood 
on a street recently in one of those well-known tourist traps in the 
Caribbean  with my M-4 with 50 mm Summicron gripped in my right hand. Out of 
the corner of my eye I spotted a young man--about twenty years old, I 
guess--who kept looking at me. 
      After a few minutes, the observer  approached me. I couldn't help 
noticing that he was wearing a digital camera that looked like a tank. 
Attached to the camera was a lens so big and bulky that it could have picked 
out a fly on the moon.
      When he was about three feet from me, the young man stopped; leaned 
toward me; pointed to my M-4; and asked, "Pardon me sir, but is that a 
      Well, I thought, I definitely am a member of a disappearing breed.
Hank Kellner

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