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Subject: [Leica] year end mad dash to spend $$$ or pay taxes on it
From: rgacpa at (Bob Adler)
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 13:08:19 -0800 (PST)
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HI Alastair,
V or H system? If V, which back do you have?
 Bob Adler
Palo Alto, CA

From: "afirkin at" <afirkin at>
To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
Sent: Sat, January 2, 2010 11:57:41 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] year end mad dash to spend $$$ or pay taxes on it

Hi Kyle,

its too late now I suppose, but I've been playing with my H'blad and
digital back for the last week in Hobart, shooting yachts at the end of
the Sydney to Hobart race. I am delighted with my initial results and the
way it handles. The first battery I had for it was too big for hand held
shooting really, but with the smaller capacity battery, the camera feels
well balanced and the files are wonderful.


Cheers and Happy New Year


> Says Reuters: "Although bonus first-year depreciation has been extended a
> number of times, another lease on life for this tax break may not be in
> the cards."
> Which means it's time to make some business purchases over here at Studio
> Cassidy. Has anybody else been considering this? What I'd like y'alls
> advice on -- bang-for-the-buck recommendation is:
> * Some sort of Leica-like camera system -- I yearn for the days when my
> whole kit fit in a small bag. I'd coveted an R-D1 for a while but I think
> the micro 4:3's have killed that desire.
>    My thoughts now are:
>       Lumix GF1 w/ the pancake lens:
> ($1000)
>       Canon Powershot G11:
> ($600)
>       Leica X1: (~$1000)
> I'm also considering choosing from:
> * Upgrading my 85 1.8 and 50 1.8 to the 1.4 versions.  (about $1300 if I
> keep the old ones -- $900 if I sell the old ones)
> * Digital storage upgrade with two 5 Terabyte mirrored drives.
> * Another Leica d700 body
> * Hasselblad Digital back (who am I kidding)
> * Case of Laphroag for "inspiration" (who am I kidding x2)
> Any thoughts?
> kyle
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