Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/01/09

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Subject: [Leica] Leica sighting: ABC's "Pan Am"
From: hlritter at (Howard Ritter)
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 22:32:45 -0500
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I just looked at the episode on the ABC website out of the corner of my eye 
while watching the BCS National Championship. It's a DR without the eyes. 
Astute and extravagant choice, for an airline first officer with no obvious 
knowledge of photography buying a camera to encourage a budding 
photographer. Looks just like my favorite kit, a DS+DR+LM fresh from factory 
CLA bought from Foto Reichardt in Wiesbaden in 1980.


On Jan 9, 2012, at 7:11 PM, Howard Ritter wrote:

> I caught that, too (one of my favorite new shows). But I thought it was a 
> 50mm Summilux. Didn't rewind it like I shoulda to freeze the frame. Will 
> try to watch it online for the sake of excruciating correctness of detail.
> Mark my words?these two characters are headed for the darkroom, if you 
> take my meaning, once the ice-queen girlfriend turns out to be a horror 
> show. Stay tuned and see what develops.
> ?howard
> On Jan 9, 2012, at 3:02 AM, Peter Klein wrote:
>> Sunday night I was watching the ABC series "Pan Am," set in 1963.  Near 
>> the end of the episode, the co-pilot gives one of the stewardesses, who 
>> is studying photography on the side, "a professional camera."  It was a 
>> nice, shiny Leica M3 with what appeared to be a collapsible 50mm 
>> Summicron.
>> Nice period detail!  I wonder if the M3 will reappear in subsequent 
>> episodes.  And if it will help her take better photographs.
>> --Peter
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