Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Poking lenses
From: ralph fuerbringer <>
Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2000 09:57:18 -0400

Michael, with the poking i was joking. as you point out below the poking
accoomplishes nothing. the poking is so ridiculous no person in their right
mind would suggest it( meyers is an ex-editor) i hoped to end this stupid
rigid vs collapsible migraine. i must conserve my original imac
dvse(0bsolete after the usual nine months from birth). i want to conserve
my intellimouse w/intellieye(gone from market after 3 months: svelte
2-button scroller,we barely knew ye). for the record, summitar is very
good,not fuzzy but may have a tiny bit of heliar magic. also for the record,
poke forever:
no schmeimpflug. ralph

> From: "Michael Darnton" <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2000 12:34:34 GMT
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] Poking lenses
> Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 20:50:59 -0400
> From: ralph fuerbringer <>
> Ralph--
> I hope you were joking, but just in case you're like the fellows who think
> that if your lens turns farther on your screw mount it's messed up the focus
> by screwing in too far, or that roughening the threads will make the lens
> stop sooner turning in its mount and line up with the right spot on the
> adapter (both wrong, if you think about it), adjusting the springs on the
> tube of the Summicron and Summarit doesn't move the position of the lens a
> bit unless it's customarily in the _wrong_ (drooped) position.
> --Michael
> Subject: Re: [Leica] "notoriously crappy" lens
> Message-ID: <>
> References:
> edward, why be scared poking a summitar?  more than likely it'll be
> improved . i'm surprised you havent thought of poking for a downward
> tilt.
> you gain depth of field at no f-stop cost whatsoever! there is no need
> to
> see the schmeimflug effect like you have to with a reflex. you already
> know
> how the unique way summitar will render the foreground: fuzzy
> infocus.ralph
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