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

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Subject: [Leica] New List Member
From: wendythurman at (Wendy Thurman)
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 07:58:46 +0500
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Lluis and all-

Thanks for the warm welcome!

I'm working on a web page with images and thoughts and will post a link when
it is a bit more complete.

I am not sure if the LUG Gallery is Leica-specific- if it is not, I can put
some work up there.


On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 2:03 AM, Lluis Ripoll Querol <
lluisripollquerol at> wrote:

> Welcome Wendy,
> As others, I hope see soon your work,
> Cheers
> Lluis
> Lluis Ripoll Querol
> lluisripollquerol at
> Blog:
> El 04/10/2009, a las 10:13, Wendy Thurman escribi?:
>  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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