This fellow had gone to Germany as a tourist. I still can wish. They were expensive here in the states even then, but no where near as dear in price as today. Sniff!Mike when I was stationed in Germany in the late '60's you could buy a new Leica for less than $300 in the Canadian PX! Little did I know at the time!
I enjoyed that article immensly,for its style ,and also for its content.Thanks.On entering the digital world of photography -as a beginner may I add- I decided to buy a 'point and shoot' camera as a way of learning the art.The market was/is awash with advertising bumpf,and not beginner friendly.I finaly decided on a Lumix FX50, essentialy because it was a camera that was developed by a marraige between Panasonic and Leica ,a camera name that I was aware of and an icon of quality.I could'nt have made-too my mind- a better choice,three years later I have absolutly no compunction to want any other make.Anything I own has to 'earn its keep' and the Leica contribution to this small gem certainly does that.I bought a Nikon D40X as an entry level to the DSLR world which I find -for the money-more than adequate for this stage of my learning,others will be thought of, I'm sure.As for that small box of tricks with Leica written on it,that stays.