Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/10/13

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Subject: Re: Other subjects
From: "Charles E. Albertson" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 1996 08:45:33 -0700

At 06:59 PM 10/12/96 -0700, you wrote:
>At 08:28 AM 10/12/96 -0600, you wrote:
>>I am curious about the electrical contacts in the R8. What are their
>Here's a report by Dirck Halstead - famous Time Magazine Photographer who
>is at this very moment covering the presidential election from the inside!
>Thought his post on Leica was most informative. I could privately send
>other camera maker's news to those interested.
>        LEICA: Many new products this
>year from the Sultans of Solms (that's
>Leica's new home town for those of you
>who didn't know).

     How about the "Gnomes of Solms" instead?

>        In addition to the silly
>commemorative mentioned earlier, Leica
>showed a new Elmarit-M 24mm f/2.4 ASPH
>w/ finder for the M-camera. (ASPH =
>Aspheric) A couple of quick happy snaps
>with the lens showed it to be very very
>sharp. FYI a new viewfinder showing 21,
>24 & 28mm lenses will becoming soon.

     I hope this will be an accessory viewfinder, and not a re-working of
the M6's integral viewfinder. To cover a 21mm field of view, you'd wind up
with something like those fish-eye peep-holes they put in hotel room doors.

Chuck Albertson
Seattle, Wash.