Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/09

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Subject: [Leica] LUG suggestions / M macro idea.
From: "James Burris" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 1998 12:33:06 -0700

Hi all,

I wonder how many LUG users out there are even aware of the messages
archive?  Perhaps the address to the archive should be included (with a
hyper-link) at the top of each digest so that more people will take
advantage of the archive before asking about something that may have been
extensively discussed before.   From where I stand, that would go a long
way towards improving the list.  

Also, I agree with the posts that the subject line needs to be used more
judiciously.  Way too often the subject line has little to do with the
content of the message.  

Lastly, why can't we try for no personal messages on the LUG.  Why can't
people send their appreciation messages directly to the other person.  Why
must they be placed on the LUG?  

I know I'm as bad as anyone else, so I'm going to try to improve my posts,
and maybe others could try  as well.  :)

Anyways, enough negativity!  

Why couldn't Leica design a 135mm lens with really good close focus ability
so that an image could approach 1/2 lifesize?  Does the 135 not offer high
enough magnification?  Would the rangefinder framelines make this
prohibitive?  My thought is that the working distance of the 135 may make
this possible.  Or how about an accessory that could clip onto the front of
the viewfinder to improve close-focus?  I'm not expecting full macro
abilities, but something that would improve what the M currently has to



P.S.  I really like two of the photos that appear in the latest LHSA
viewfinder magazine.  The picture on the back cover and the picture of the
doorbell.  Who took those shots?  Bill?  Roy?  or Vahan?  Please let me
know so I can congratulate you!  That 75mm summilux is something else, what
an image! (doorbell)