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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] LUG suggestions / M macro idea.
From: (Francois Brunelle)
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 1998 19:21:24 -0400

I agree with you for the link to the archive but please, at the same time,
explain how to get something out of that machine!  I have tried many times
and always get some "mime" error message.  What can I say I am from the
point & click generation (for computers only!!).  I must not be alone since
how many times have we seen messages go by because people are unsuccesfull
at signing off.
- -----Original Message-----
From: James Burris <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, August 09, 1998 1:14 PM
Subject: [Leica] LUG suggestions / M macro idea.

>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
> James
>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)