The No. 1 branch of the Chengdu Leica User Forum Members Group is pleased to announce our newest recruit, Mr. Song. I met Mr. Song in People's Park this morning, as he was shooting a D700 with vintage Voigtlander Color Dynarex 135/4 lens, along with his M8 and 90 Summarit. We noticed each other's Leicas and quickly started up a conversation.
Mr. Song told me how his father had purchased a Leica III from a US Soldier during WW2 and how he had used it extensively for many years. Unfortunately this camera was confiscated during the Cultural Revolution, but his love of the Leica brand did not diminish and after Deng Xiao Ping came to power he was able to purchase an M3. Now the entire family are dedicated Leica shooters, with his daughter owning an M9 and his son an X1.
Unfortunately Mr. Song does not speak English (or German), so his membership in The No. 1 branch of the Chengdu Leica User Forum Members Group is somewhat "honorary", however I hope to pass along more stores and photos from this fascinating man.
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"To Own a Leica is Glorious"