Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/19

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Subject: [Leica] Well I went and did it
From: photo.forrest at (Philip F)
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:35:07 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

"trainer camera" sounds like it would be much smaller and flatter in 
profile... Maybe with a pancake lens. Or an LTM 35mm Summaron 3.5

Phil Forrest
(who is going and doing "it" [M9] this week)

-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeff Moore <jbm at>
>Sent: Oct 20, 2010 12:30 AM
>To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Well I went and did it
>2010-10-19-19:51:22 Mark Rabiner:
>> Have I got this right using an M9 you're just going to blend it but using 
>> a
>> Canon or Nikon you're going to stand out?
>That makes sense to me.  With an M9 in hand, you get the 1% or so who
>say, "Gee whillikers, is that a Leica M9?" and the 99% who see a small
>insignificant kind of old-fashioned looking camera and pretty quickly
>forget you're there.
>If I happen to have my Canon EOS (which Kathryn derisively calls the
>"sneaker camera", because she thinks it looks like big rounded bulky
>rubberized basketball shoes), there's no sneaking.  It looks like a
>fancy "real" camera to people who semi-know cameras.  They're aware of
>it and aware of me.  Unless I'm at some event where there are other
>photographers with sneaker cameras.  Then a sneaker camera is mostly
>invisible in the crowd.
>Oh, for the Brits: trainer camera?
>That's funny in a different way.
> -Jeff
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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