Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/06/13

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Subject: [Leica] M8 and the WAR
From: vick.ko at (Vick Ko)
Date: Fri Jun 13 10:00:18 2008

Good find, David.

I've been lusting for a Xenotar 2.8F lately, and it sure isn't what I need.

Never regretted buying good quality, often regretted selling anything Leica, 
Rollei or Hasselblad.


>From: "David Rodgers" <>
>Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
>To: "Leica Users Group" <>
>Subject: RE: [Leica] M8 and the WAR
>Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:49:55 -0400
>Gene wrote:
> >>I only collect what I can use.  ;-)<<
>I felt that way, too. But stuff happens. I was in Portland, Ore last
>week, for the first time in a year. I dropped by my favorite shop Pro
>Photo Supply. They're mostly digital now, but someone had 3 Rollei TLRs
>-- a GX, F2.8 Planar, and Rolleicord -- there on consignment. The GX was
>gorgeous, but I succumbed to the far less expensive 2.8F. It came with a
>Rolleikin 2, Rolleinar, hood, filters, case. It even had a "Sheet Film
>and Plate Adapter and Optical Glass Film Plate" for shooting 2 1/4 x 3
>1/4 sheet film.
>I told myself some time ago that I wouldn't buy anymore film equipment,
>even though I primarily shoot film (BW). But the camera and accessories
>were all in original boxes complete with manuals. The leather case and
>even the strap looked used. Perhaps after all these years in photography
>I've become a collector. Ouch! :-).
>The greatest thrill in photography, for me at least, still is seeing an
>image appear under a safelight. I also seem to do my best work with
>Rolleiflexes and Leica Ms and film.

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