Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Shooting children with M6 -- HELP
From: Martin Howard <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 14:36:33 -0500

Brougham jotted down the following:

> Martin Howard <> wrote:
>> Another trick, with the Leica rangefinders, is to twist the lens in the
>> direction that the ghost image in the RF patch needs to move.  If it's too
>> far away, the ghost image will be on the left of the non-ghosted image.
>> Twist the lens towards the right (i.e., clockwise) and the ghost image moves
>> towards the right (stop when they are in register -- duh ;) Helps you
>> determine which direction to move the lens if you don't always keep it racked
>> at one extreme or the other.
> All this means is that you're spending way too much time thinking and not
> enough time doing.  :)

Eh, excuse me!?  It's because I'm *thinking* about what I'm *doing* that I
discovered this.



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