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Subject: RE: [Leica] help- what film is in my camera?
From: "Jeffery Smith" <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 09:06:15 -0600

I went to the office supply store and bought a box of strung jewelry
tags (Avery 11038). These are tiny (11/13 x 3/8) tags with a purple
looped thread that are used to put the price on a piece of jewelry such
as a ring. I put the speed and type of film (e.g., Tri-X 320) on the
tag, put the thread through the lug, and then put the tag through the
loop to secure it to the lug.

I was shooting XP2 in my Contax IIa at a fund raiser and one lady friend
suggested I remove the 400 price tag from my camera as it made me look
like I was bragging about how much I paid for the camera. And she was
half right (you decide...that I was arrogant, or that I paid 400 for the

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of eric
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 7:21 AM
Subject: [Leica] help- what film is in my camera?

Ok - it has starting hapening to me (at a tender early age)..
As a weekend warrior photographer I often pick up my M7 on a Saturday 
morning to shoot.
Counter often says frame 15 or 16 - but hmmm.. what is in camera? Did I
shoot TCN or Fuji Press 400? Rats - no way to know until I finish the

Any nifty ideas for remembering what film you have in your camera.
No wise-guy answers please. Llike a post-it on your forehead..

I have taken to taking a bit of the film's box and slipping it into the 
hotshoe - but it seems rather inelegant.

forgetful in frigid new england,

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