Mr Littman is a rather emotional Argentinian/American (I believe) who started reworking these older Polaroid 110s and designed an enhancement to the rangefinder systems. For this enhanced design he submitted a patent. He also charges a lot for these cameras and on photonet he has caused a firestorm by writing incredibly long responses to attacks on him personally and his camera price in general.
He went after a Mr Dean Jones in Australia for advertising on ebay that his conversions were the same as MR Littman's only a hell of a lot cheaper. Mr Jones was advertising that his camera was the same. This may not be all of the dispute but I really don't care that much.
After wading through all this stuff, and deciding that I like Mr Littmans concept, I purchased his camera. I really couldn't care less about his personal conflicts with anybody, any more than I care if Ford has had litigation over any aspect of their cars. I still like my Ford Explorer and I think I'm going to like my Littman.
We're not sure where Michael got all his money, it sure can't be from his photography LOL. The RCMP keep asking me if I know where he lives, can't imagine why ......
Lets just say investments. I have a rather large seal plantation in northern Canada that every years we harvest thousands of baby seal pelts. I also have a facility where we breed dogs and sell the puppies for medical research.
Up until a few years ago I made "snuff films" and that was pretty lucrative but we got to thinking, why not come up with a concept that we can use the models/actresses more than once. Luckily the internet came along so we now have a large number of porno websites.
So I guess you could say that in the end, Ed paid for my new camera.
Last edited by blansky; 06-11-2004 at 01:22 PM. Click to view previous post history.