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Why do Leica users take themselves so seriously ?

Goes with the territory alas. Because Leica equipment is so expensive, only older people can really afford them - either established professional photographers, or well-heeled amateurs & collectors. As the latter group is mostly comprised of fifty-something lawyers, dentists & ophthalmologists…, you cannot really expect large amounts of youthful, whimsical humour.

Lieconoclasts of the World, Unite!

Luckily not everyone is so earnest about their Leicas - see the hype-busting "Generation X Leica Snob" site by Kyle Cassidy at:

<asc.upenn.edu/usr/cassidy/leicaslacker/>

While looking around Mr Cassidy's site, don't forget to have a look at (and memorise!) the PLUG Ten Commandments of Leica Photography:

<asc.upenn.edu/usr/cassidy/leicaslacker/plug/10/index.html>

In a similar vein, see also the following notes on Rangefinder (ab)use and ownership by Dante Stella at:

<dantestella.com/technical/rangefinder.html>

Finally, if you ever plan on travelling with your Leica, then also sneak a look at the PLUG Travel FAQ at:

<asc.upenn.edu/usr/cassidy/leicaslacker/plug/travelfaq.html>

A note about possible broken links

This FAQ has over 900 external links. Over time it is inevitable some of them will break. If you are bothered by this, see this detailed topic elsewhere in the FAQ.

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