Listen To Your Chiropractor - With Leica
For years surgeons and chiropractors have been advising us to take care of our backs - indeed the BGA has always advocated this policy. One of the best pieces of advice has always been to make sure that you are not carrying too much in your back pockets. This includes keys, tool, mobile phones, and heavy wallets.
Here at Camera Electronic we have several products designed to lighten those wallets. Oddly enough, they all from the Leica company - I guess they have an interest in your health as well. The items that are here are all secondhand, though I think in the case of Leica products they really do qualify for the slightly better-sounding " pre-loved".
The first item is a Noctilux M 50mm f:1.1 lens. This has a lens hood attached in front of it and the only thing needed is for you to attach a Leica M-mount body behind it. Then go out and shoot street images in very dim light. Also good for nightclubs, theaters, and sporting events. Riots optional. The images will be superb, riots notwithstanding.
If this seems good, cast your eyes to the front of he Leica cabinet downstairs - there is an even bigger Noctilux M f:0.95 ASPH lens for sale. In a presentation case and all - even lower light, even better clarity and resolution - less chance of colour shifts. With this one you can get the rioters to hold an
X-Rite colour checker chart for you before they throw their petrol bombs and get the exact white balance.
Now for those who have been specifically prescribed the lightest duties vis-a-vis wallet carrying, we have a unique opportunity. A client has presented a commemorative Leica R6 that was made for the 1997 regime change in Hong Kong. Inside the wooden case inscribed with this information you will see a GOLD Leica R6 camera complete with lens. And also complete with a pair of white museum gloves. You see it is flawless, and has never had a roll of film through it.
I suppose this might be looked upon as an investment - nearly anything gold is such and particularly if it is allied to as famous a product as the Leica - and especially if it is such a one-off event. ( Mind you Hong Kong does get handed over every so often...). On the other hand, while this is expensive, what a great opportunity to indulge in unmatchable conspicuous consumption. Hey, gold Leica, coupla rolls of
Kodak Gold 100 from the run-out counter at the supermarket, and off to Bali...or Dubai. Bewdy.
Come in and talk to Saul on this one.