Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/03/27

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Subject: [Leica] Dante PAW week this: Islands, Nikkors and the mystery machine
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Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 23:33:47 -0500

Very interesting lessons learned this past weekend.

1.  LTM Nikkor 105/2.5.  Having permanently switched to Supra 100, I took
this out at the magic hour with a Hexar RF.  You can just pull off f/2.5 at
1/4000 sec.  Results?  Mind-blowing resolving power (scans to come).  Most
times you use a lens like that wide-open, it is in marginal light or with
subject light only.  When you use something like that in daylight, it turns
the background into water color.

2.  M-Hexanon 90.  Same thing, but even more corner-to-corner sharpness at
f/2.8.  Focuses 1.5 feet closer  than the Nikkor, producing the same effect.

3.  If you have hard contacts and the wind is blowing, it is impossible to
focus a telephoto on an M camera.  Fast-twist lenses actually work better.

4.  Mystery Machine.  The Scooby-Doo van was parked in the basement exhibit
area of the General Motors headquarters.  Today's PAW was taken with a
different Mystery Machine:

This picture is selected for its angularity.  If you get to the technical
section, you will be very surprised to learn how much enlargement a certain
film can take before falling apart.

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Dante Stella

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