Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] perforations
From: Harrison McClary <>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 16:48:13 -0500

According to my trusty percentage wheel it would be appx 45%, but then 
again I have been know to mis-size photos, one reason the production dept 
now sizes all photos for the magazines.....Who said I was stupid..  ;)

One thing is having to get new neg carriers and auto print machines for 
the wider format.  Most of those things crop out a part of the current 
35mm format so they would REALLY crop this new size.

Not to mention that I personally HATE the new auto load things like the 
R8, Canon EOS and Nikons have.  I much prefer the old take up spools 
where you could load the camera upside down in the rain to keep the back 
dry, in high wind the leader would not fly away and best of all you could 
load the cameras and never get your fingers near the touchy vertical 
shutters.  Now you have to position it just so and close the back with it 
in position for it to catch properly.  Try it in the rain while trying to 
keep your pressure plate dry and you will see what I mean.

Alan Hull wrote

>PS The 30% is my estimate.  I'm too comfortable to get up and fetch my

Harrison McClary