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Subject: [Leica] Not buying a Hummer
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Tue Mar 11 06:29:41 2008

Sonny offered:

To: Leica Users Group
Subject: [Leica] Not buying a Hummer


I've decided not to trade the Prius for a Hummer.

I want a vehicle that is recognizable , kind of like my M8 camera is.  So I

thought maybe I'd look at the Hummer SUV.

It is  boxy and wide, and a rugged vehicle originally built for military



These  rock-crawlers look like  tanks on the road , and that's not a flaw.


Well, it seems that the Prius might be somewhat more friendly to the

environment.  At least that's what I think after filling my ten gallon gas

tank, and the guy at the next pump was hitting $85 bucks as I drove away.


Someone will pick this apart in about three posts.  But I like my M8, and I

really hate being in the darkroom, and I am in denial at how to file

negatives from 1962.


Good luck all you darkroom freaks. Smell your fingers and wonder why people

shy away from you in public.. look at that plastic apron and when you see

what the stuff does to an inert fabric wonder what it is doing to your



The first miracle in my life was seeing a print coming up in the developer.

The second was seeing my  first kid hanging upside down in the OB's grasp.


IHow did I afford an M8?  I sold two hard-earned M7's and a couple lenses.

It was completely worth it.  I love this camera.


I'll also keep the Prius.<<<

Beautiful Sonny as it couldn't have been said better!











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