This was probably the most entertaining workshop that I have ever attended. It was sponsored by Alvin's Photo which was a Leica only dealer in Pasadena, California. Alvin's had a huge selection of used Leica cameras and lenses. If you were a Leica fan and you lived in Southern California sooner or later Alvin's Photo was your favorite store.
Leica USA brought a lot of new and used equipment to see. It was great to here from the experts about the ins and outs of Leica's and to be feed some of the little secrets. Remember this is long before the internet so this opportunity was golden for me. This was the first time I meet Ebi Kuehne the famed specialist from Leica. I have talked to him many times over the years but have never introduced myself. My Bad
The highlight for me were listening to Costa Manos and Fred Maroon talking about their latest work. True photography masters and long time Leica users. I was sitting next to the gentleman that won the grand prize, a platinum Leica M6 with matching 50mm 1.4 summilux lens. So close.