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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 >functions? > >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.