Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/08/01

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Subject: [Leica] Lincoln Center Fountain silhouettes at night
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 16:58:40 -0400

I have no TV, no cars or car insurance, no house, mortgage, yard, dog, cat,
dependants. I have a 99 dollar watch which I got in a Wal-Mart in Nebraska
when my Seiko went out on me. my Dockers and tee shirts are from the Gap or
I splurge and got to Banana Republic. Or Macys for Dockers. its time for a
JC Penny run I'm running low on socks and indies.
This is not because I'm an ascetic or I'm saving for an 8 grand M9 or D3x or
more for a Hasselblad CFV39 its because I just don't value these things any
more. Acquiring something for eight grand is beyond my comprehension right
now even if it was a key part of my existence. But I'm working on it.
My rent is a tad high as things normally go though I guess I value my
geological positioning. And I value shoes I'm wearing Clarks now which cost
140 bucks. They look like Nikes. Though they were selling Mephisto' s for
three times that. Some people have money. I guess I could have found
something to cover my feet for fifty but value walking. As I shoot as I walk
and its my only exercise.
I value glass over camera bodies. But the bottom line is format. And full
frame in any direction for me is a key thing.

I value air condoning and mine is noisy. When the ozone layer starts sucking
out cows and horses I'll turn mine to energy saver.
Mark William Rabiner
mark at

> From: Tina Manley <images at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 15:41:22 -0400
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Lincoln Center Fountain silhouettes at night
> It depends on your priorities.  I can't afford NOT to have an M9.  I put
> that ahead of fancy cars, watches, clothes, cell phones, televisions - I
> even do without plumbing to afford my M9!!
> Tina
> On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Richard Man <richard at> 
> wrote:
>> Honestly, I really do not see the points you, Mark, Steve, and Rei are
>> making. It's not a question, if one can afford an M9 and like rangefinder
>> photography, BUY it.
>> --
> Tina Manley, ASMP
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