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: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Fri Dec 29 08:36:20 2006

I got the same question when I took a Voigtlander Bessa T (olive green) with
a 50/3.5 collapsible Heliar and 50mm viewfinder to the French Quarter. The
person who stopped me thought it must be 75 years old. It was closer to 75
days old.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Hank
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 10:15 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: [Leica] Pardon me sir, but it that a camera?

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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