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    My Leica 12 step program...

    * Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over Leica.
    * Step 2 - Came to believe that a Leica could restore us to sanity
    * Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our will, our lives and our bank account over to the care of Leica.
    * Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless equipment inventory of our gear bag
    * Step 5 - Admitted to Leica, to ourselves and to another photographer the exact nature of Leica.
    * Step 6 - Were entirely ready to have Leica remove all defects from the negative
    * Step 7 - Humbly asked Leica to remove our short focus
    * Step 8 - Made a list of all places we had not shot with a Leica, and became willing to re-shoot them all
    * Step 9 - Made direct trips to such places wherever possible, except when to do so would injure our bank account forever
    * Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory of all equipment and when we were missing something in Laney promptly eBay it
    * Step 11 - Sought through focus and fast lenses to improve our conscious contact with Leica, praying only for the knowledge that Leica will make for us new gear to carry that out
    * Step 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message about Leica to other photographers and to practice these principles in all our shooting

    "The market wants a Leica to be a Leica: the inheritor of tradition, the subject of lore, and indisputably a mark of status to own."
    Mike Johnston


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    Re: My Leica 12 step program...

    Sounds more like brain white washing.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: My Leica 12 step program...

    Leica will do that...

    "The market wants a Leica to be a Leica: the inheritor of tradition, the subject of lore, and indisputably a mark of status to own."
    Mike Johnston


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    Re: My Leica 12 step program...

    Wait its going to get better......those artistic images you were taking at 1/15 sec with your wide angle asph lens can now be taken at 1/60 for only a $4k upgrade. But the people are still moving? 21 1.4 asph on the way!

    Now the big one is convincing you that spending $30-40K on an S2 system is an absolute .. otherwise no one will take you seriously. You are on a list ..right.

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    Re: My Leica 12 step program...

    And the Leica used to be so simple in Dante's time.
    Attachment 16471

    Dante with an early Leica and the rare Lyre base mount.

    "The market wants a Leica to be a Leica: the inheritor of tradition, the subject of lore, and indisputably a mark of status to own."
    Mike Johnston


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