My wife, me and the M10...
Old 04-13-2017   #1
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My wife, me and the M10...

A few weeks ago my wife and me during a road trip from Italy to North Germany made a stop in Wetzlar where I had the RF of my M7 adjusted. We got an excellent service and in a few hours it was done, kudos to Wetzlar Customer Service.

Meantime we made a visit to the Leica shop where I was curious to know if they had any refurbished digital M, maybe an M9 or 262 or...something just to try it. But we also ask to see and try the M10. You understand, the curiosity!

As soon as I had the M10 in my hands I felt it very familiar, like having my M7.

My wife asked me if I wanted it and my answer was ok, it's nice, maybe for my 70th birthday (in less then two years) it could be a nice present to celebrate.

But...
...she replied: if you are sure it's a good camera, the one you desire than buy it now. And use it! No need to wait two years.

End of the story: in the afternoon after some more thinking I placed the order
and now a few weeks later I am owner of an M10! Life is short, it's already late...

Now, and this is a little silly, I could have the M10 shipped to my address but we decided to drive to Wetzlar again to pick up personally! This makes the camera more...my camera!

Of course the first photo I took with the M10 had to be a photo of my wife

It's not a perfect photo, we both were feeling the emotion of a special moment!

robert

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Some people travel to Munich to pick up their BMW personally. Why not travel to Wetzlar to pick up the camera you really want.
You don't seem to be the guy who changes his mind rapidly so I wish you many happy years with the camera.
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It's not a perfect photo, we both were feeling the emotion of a special moment!

Hi Robert - congratulations on your new M10. And I disagree when you say that it's not a perfect photo. Based on what you have just shared, the photo is absolute perfection!
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You are a lucky guy.

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Your wife's comments reminded me of those I've so often heard from my own. Two lucky guys, I guess. Nice, isn't it?

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Excellent photo!
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As a colleague and good friend of mine says (almost daily), "Happy wife, happy life". You are indeed a lucky guy to have her. Enjoy the M10, and continue being the best husband you can to this great woman!

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I really want to be your wife's friend IRL. She looks like a firecracker!

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What a lucky man you are: I could either have an M10 or keep my wife.
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What a lucky man you are: I could either have an M10 or keep my wife.
Tough choice..
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I found a way around it, only order online and tell my wife that each package was only $20.-
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What a wonder wife and gift. It's a great story to me. Plus, you have a beautiful woman. She's easy on the eyes. It's nice to have a model with you wherever you go. It improves your photos. Maybe that's why she suggested you buy the M10: she wanted a camera to match her in quality. So, congratulations to you on the camera and wife.

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I found a way around it, only order online and tell my wife that each package was only $20.-
She will clean up and give all those $20 cameras to charity one day!
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Robert you are a lucky man! Congratulations! Nice way to get a camera with one trip to Wetzlar to try out the camera and another trip to pick it up.


..... I once asked my wife for a pickup truck. She asked what model and what color. I told her a Red Ford is what I was looking for..... She told me to hold off and wait until Christmas.

Christmas came and sure enough she had went out and found a Red Ford pickup truck. ...... it did fit nicely under the tree and rolled with ease on the hardwood floors.



Looking forward to seeing your post card in the near future.
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It's like the old (sexist) joke paraphrased. "i got a new M10 for my wife"...."Good trade". Brrrump bump.
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That M10 must have been hard to resist. It is nice to have some encouragement sometimes.

By the way Robert, can you pick up one for me too next time you go?
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A few weeks ago my wife and me during a road trip from Italy to North Germany made a stop in Wetzlar where I had the RF of my M7 adjusted. We got an excellent service and in a few hours it was done, kudos to Wetzlar Customer Service.

Meantime we made a visit to the Leica shop where I was curious to know if they had any refurbished digital M, maybe an M9 or 262 or...something just to try it. But we also ask to see and try the M10. You understand, the curiosity!

As soon as I had the M10 in my hands I felt it very familiar, like having my M7.

My wife asked me if I wanted it and my answer was ok, it's nice, maybe for my 70th birthday (in less then two years) it could be a nice present to celebrate.

But...
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End of the story: in the afternoon after some more thinking I placed the order
and now a few weeks later I am owner of an M10! Life is short, it's already late...

Now, and this is a little silly, I could have the M10 shipped to my address but we decided to drive to Wetzlar again to pick up personally! This makes the camera more...my camera!

Of course the first photo I took with the M10 had to be a photo of my wife

It's not a perfect photo, we both were feeling the emotion of a special moment!

robert

Many congratulations, Robert.
I must see the camera when we meet again this summer.
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A Great photo for two very important reasons...First, it's a great picture of the Wife...Second, it will always be the first picture of this camera...
Congrats on the new camera...now go use it...
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Congratulations on both, your wife and the new camera toy
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I'd say the perfect first photo with the new camera, Robert. Congratulations!

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"But...
...she replied: if you are sure it's a good camera, the one you desire than buy it now. And use it! No need to wait two years."


Does your wife have a younger sister? :^)
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Great story. You've obviously got the second greatest wife in the world. Enjoy your new M10.
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I was thinking of going to Wetzlar this year too Robert. I wonder if I should show this story to my wife? I hope you enjoy your photography with the M10.
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Of course the first photo I took with the M10 had to be a photo of my wife

It's not a perfect photo, we both were feeling the emotion of a special moment!

robert

Rightly so

Congratulations and that is beautiful photo of your wife
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Lovely shot, Robert, and congratulations on both! Enjoy your M10 - a superfluous comment, I'm sure.
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Congratulations on a new story, great camera, and supportive wife! Three is the hat-trick, as they say. And maybe a fourth because you got to pick it up at Wetzlar.

You've been looking at getting a new camera for a long time, too. Thinking about this and that. If I remember correctly, you toggled between a M7 and X1 for a few years. May your M10 be the camera that will satisfy you!
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Lovely story. Fine wife indeed.
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Lucky guy! Sounds like you have a wonderful wife. Oh, enjoy the M10 too.
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WOW what a wonderful story Robert and what a great portrait of your wife. CONGRATS on your relationship and on your new camera.
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Does your wife have a younger sister? :^)
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