Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/30

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Crowd control
From: leica at (Bob W)
Date: Tue Dec 30 11:23:58 2008
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> On Dec 30, 2008, at 1:45 AM, Ted wrote:
> > To be yelled at would only have provoked me more and I'd have just  
> > kept
> > shooting! By the same token I know what an M camera can do to the  
> > side of
> > some mean twit trying to punch me out! It only takes one very good  
> > whack on
> > the side of the head base plate to skull! :-)
> >
> > ted
> Yale Joel once told me that a MF camera swung around on the end of a  
> shoulder strap makes a pretty good mace. He felt that the Rolliflex  
> was too delicate for such work but a Medalist was most effective in  
> unruly crowd control.

I once used 2 Pentax MXs to fight off some (rather pathetic) wannabe muggers
in Addis Ababa.


In reply to: Message from lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin) ([Leica] Re: Crowd control)