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Subject: Re: [Leica] help- what film is in my camera?
From: "eric" <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 10:10:08 -0500
References: <000d01c3ddd4$9f22a940$b2710e44@newukolbqveo9i>

New idea for the black-tape crowd. Downprice your camera to scare off would
be thieves!

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From: "Jeffery Smith" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 10:06 AM
Subject: RE: [Leica] help- what film is in my camera?

> 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
> camera).
> Jeffery Smith
> New Orleans, LA
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of eric
> korenman
> Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 7:21 AM
> To:
> 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
> last
> shoot TCN or Fuji Press 400? Rats - no way to know until I finish the
> roll.
> 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,
> Eric
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