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    Chocolate-Chip Leica - Not for the faint of heart

    OK all you Leica collectors out there. Rev-up those checkbooks.



    http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...ion-leica.html

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    Like some of the commenters; I checked for a April 1st date on that.
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    "...thus, anyone acquiring one of these highly desirable cameras on the aftermarket will be able to see almost literally at a glance that their camera has never been degraded by any picture-taking activity."

    DEGRADED BY ANY PICTURE-TAKING ACTIVITY??

    Even if this is a joke (and my money says it must be), sadly the above attitude by collectors is not. And the ripple effect from that attitude keeps many Leica cameras out of the hands of people who just might have produced some fine work using them.

    Does this mean that if a buyer lives in a warm climate the camera must be stored in the freezer?



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    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    Of course it's a joke, and a very funny one at that. A good, light-hearted dig at all the silliness.
    Wouldn't you just hate to go to look at your precious investment one day and find ants had dis-covered it?
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    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Maybe you could just bake a new covering, in case your kids got hungry, or you get the munchies during a long session of making pictures with it;

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/se...e_recipe.jhtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdial View Post
    Maybe you could just bake a new covering
    Yeah, and why stop at cookies? How about turning a Leica into a Brownie camera?
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I'm sure its meant to be satire.

    Someone looked at that brown Ostrich leather and said: "hmm ... looks just like chocolate chip cookies."

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    Given some people's devotion to Leica, I'd say this one puts the "edible" in incredible.

    I'm sure some see it as a half-baked idea.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Even if this is a joke (and my money says it must be), sadly the above attitude by collectors is not. And the ripple effect from that attitude keeps many Leica cameras out of the hands of people who just might have produced some fine work using them.
    These collectible cameras bring Leica considerable capital that they can then use to develop cameras for more serious shooters or recoup costs incurred in development of recent products.

    For such a small company, Leica recently released a good number of products with more promised for the near future; the M9 followed by several new M lenses, an entirely new S system consisting of a new medium format digital body and an entire line of lenses, a new X line developed in-house, and there is a new line of cine lenses arriving soon.

    I often find some of these collectible cameras embarrassing and ridiculous but they do serve a purpose at Leica.
    "Oui, non, oui, non, OUI!" - Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Fernando Gomes Semedo (aka Nando) - flickr

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    Sweet!

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