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- Jan 19, 2015
Rangefinderforum? Seems a friendly enough place to me, I'm surprised to hear all that.
I tried making a funny comment there once. I was met with silence like when a cowboy from out of town walks into the local bar and everyone stops talking and turns around to look. And then the conversation in the thread continued like I never existed."M. Valdemar" was banned from RFF for making funny posts and "tweaking tails". Guilty as charged.
Even if I had the money for one of those special editions, I wouldn't get one. Although I must admit I kinda like the P models, but precisely because it strips away the red dot and the branding. I don't have any issue with the red dot itself, I just like the simple 'blank' look.Unfortunately some see the brand more as a status symbol than as a tool
I once saw these elitists trying to convince a newcomer to keep it real with a real leica lens, because if he didn't have one every photo he takes will be the absolutely worst photos he will ever take. Unbelievable.That'll will stir up the "why by a Leica and not buy Leica glass" crowd
Tom, Roger and you were the ones I missed the most from there, but really the place was well past it's "best by" date when I stopped going there.>Roger Hicks, but I liked the guy and was really sad when he was diagnosed and went so fast.
I miss Roger Hicks- His wife is a cancer survivor, had it for years. Then lost Roger so quickly.
Roger made a post about one of his first cameras being a Kodak Retina, but could not use it because the counter/wind mechanism was broken. I sent him the parts, had offered to fix it for him. He knew how, just needed parts.
I also miss Tom A- true gentleman. I sent him a Jupiter-3 for his Leica, and a Menopta 53/1.8 for his Nikon RF. He sent me a Nikkor RF lens and some other great stuff.
Yes but ....I've left instructions for my wife to consign my collection through my favorite camera dealer- I've dealt with him for 25 years and his Father before that.
Those well loved $4 cameras wouldn't have found their way to you otherwise. Sounds like you were the perfect person the cameras ended up with.I've bought a couple of cameras off of Ebay and picked up an S4 in person
Just want to quickly add - selling it off as a $4 bargain may quite likely land it in a young photographer's hands, on the cusp of his/her lifelong photography journey.That really sums things up.