We pass along the following article from the March, 1981 issue of LEICA POSTAL PORTFOLIO NEWS:
I should relate, albeit briefly, a little incident that happened in the shop a few days ago. A customer (new to us) handed us a colour negative film for processing with the comment that he thought few of the pictures would 'come out', but even the bad ones required printing. Accordingly we marked the order “print regardless' and tactfully inquired if we might help with any problems concerning his picture taking.
He told us that he had been taking pictures off the TV screen but that he did not think his flash was sufficiently powerful. We explained that the more external light that fell on the front of the TV screen, the less the actual television picture would be visible – but we distinctly got the impression that he did not quite believe us. Somehow he appeared to doubt our expertise.
“Anyhow,” he said, “even if I had not used the flash, they still wouldn't be any good. I couldn't change the focus setting on my camera as fast as the TV camera crew did with theirs. I simply couldn't keep up with them.”
We did not press the point...