Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/02/07

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Subject: [Leica] Pics from down under
From: Clive at (Clive Moss)
Date: Sat Feb 7 16:02:08 2009
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Yes - I know NZ is not OZ :-) - but since I spent most of the time in OZ
that's how I think of the trip.
Next time round I will make time to see you and the other LUGers - this was
a very family oriented trip - I had wife, two daughters and three
grandchildren with us in Melbourne, visiting 30+ relatives. Difficult to
make an escape!

Next trip will be M8, with 35mm 'lux and 15mm CV. There are only a couple of
keepers where I used the long end of the zoom. Gene, you made the right

I just added Milford Sound to the set - now on to Dunedin - but the edits
will be delayed while I try to resuscitate my wife's recently dead iMAC.


On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 3:29 PM, Geoff Hopkinson <>wrote:

> Clive it looks like you got to see some very scenic country. always fun to
> see what visitors shoot, too.
> I laughed when I saw that you had the classic fried egg, baked beans and
> toast breakfast along the way.
> Two tongue in cheek comments for you:
> Next time take your M8! We can't have those bent horizons from OT equipment
> around here ;-)
> Secondly, you know that New Zealand is not Australia, don't you ;-) I'm
> impressed that you managed to drive there via the Great Ocean Road though!
> Did you know that Melbourne hit 46.4 Celsius yesterday? Some regional areas
> got to 47.9!  That's about 118 F for the non-metricated folks. Alastair
> must
> be a puddle at Ballarat.
> Cheers
> Geoff, who lives nowhere near Warrnambool!
> 2009/2/8 Clive Moss <>
> > Hi all,
> > I recently returned from a long trip to Australia/New Zealand - primarily
> > to
> > see family with a bit of sightseeing thrown in.
> > Pictures (pretty postcards mostly) taken with OT equipment are at
> >
> >
> >
> > Many times on the trip while lugging a heavy SLR and zoom lens I wished I
> > had taken the M8 - serves me right!
> > Comments and critique welcomed.
> > --
> > Clive
> >
> >
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In reply to: Message from clive.moss at (Clive Moss) ([Leica] Pics from down under)
Message from hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] Pics from down under)