Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/04

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Subject: [Leica] New List Member
From: stasys1 at (Stasys Petravicius)
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 07:55:53 -0700
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Wendy Good luck with your work there. Stay out of the way of bombs and 
bullets!! Best, Stasys - from safe (so far) sunny California.
ps- why not a tri-elmar?
On Oct 4, 2009, at 1:13 AM, Wendy Thurman wrote:

> Hello!
> I recently joined the list and would like to thank you all for making 
> the
> resource available- there is a huge amount of information here!
> I do not own a Leica but I am looking to purchase one of the new M9's 
> when
> they become available.  I've shot film with M3's and M6's so am not a
> complete stranger to Leica rangefinders; I wouldn't be averse to a film
> camera but I am working in Afghanistan and don't want to deal with
> processing film here.  Digital is the only practical solution for me 
> at this
> time.  My photography revolves largely around people and street scenes 
> and I
> know this is where the Leica cameras really shine.  Long a Nikon 
> shooter, my
> beloved D700 won't be disposed of- it does a lot of things very well,
> particularly low light- but quite frankly the weight of the camera and 
> a few
> lenses is becoming annoying.
> While waiting for the M9 to become available (I buy through B&H as they
> deliver here very quickly, I'd like to buy at least one lens.  The 35
> Summicron Aspherical is currently in the shopping cart; the 50/1.4 
> Summilux
> Aspherical is what I was thinking about as a "first lens" but it is
> currently not in stock at B&H.  Any opinions or thoughts you might 
> have on
> the subject of "first lens" would be appreciated.
> Afghanistan is, photographically, a very rich environment and I hope 
> to be
> able to contribute something interesting to the list and perhaps the
> gallery.
> Thanks again!
> Wendy
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