So, this will be my last post on Leicaphilia. I've asked Henry McCracken to continue the site if he's able; given he's intimately involved in the James Webb Space Telescope, I assume keeping Leicaphilia going will be low on his list of priorities. I started this maybe 8 years or so ago on a whim,
For any of you that have read Leicaphilia over the last few years, Tim is losing his battle with cancer.
I've corresponded with him over the years, have enjoyed his articles.
After reading his Sonnar articles, offered to work on his LTM SOnnar 5cm F1.5. He insisted on paying after the work was done. I got even and threw a J-3 into the box with the Sonnar. I remember why I chose the particular J-3: It was made in 1958, same year as he was born. I shimmed it to work on Nikon Rangefinders, he had bought a Nikon S3.
Everybody should take pictures with a lens made the same year they were born.
This hits hard- Tim is my age. He posted a self portrait that he took as a Teen-Ager. He had a "good ole reliable" Argus/Cosina STL1000, same as what I bought when fourteen. I could identify with him on many levels.