Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/01/30

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Subject: [Leica] 40 years ago yesterday
From: glehrer at (Jerry Lehrer)
Date: Fri Jan 30 16:47:08 2009
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Gotcha beat!  I had my first Leica in 1946, when I bought a practically 
unused IIIa from the son of
a leather goods importer who bought the camera in 1936 at the Berlin 

I was 17 at the time and it cost $200 (mit Elmar 50mm f3.5)


H. Ball Arche wrote:
> An off-list exchange I had this morning reminded me that I've had a used 
> Leica every day of my life since my 15th birthday. B'days are something I 
> usually take pains not to make a fuss over, but this one is the sort of 
> anniversary that would be appreciated here. It was a gift that has a lot 
> to do with who I am.

In reply to: Message from h_arche at (H. Ball Arche) ([Leica] 40 years ago yesterday)