Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/23

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Subject: [Leica] Welcome & more Photokina
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 13:40:00 +0000

to Arthur Krick...

Glad to know we let you in! Good to have you on board and sorry that we   
didn't get to meet up in person at Photokina, though I did hear,   
belatedly, that you were around. This LUG business takes up a lot of time   
you know, don't forget the customers in the shop!

Following up on our interesting chat with Leica, we talked at some stage   
about alternative viewfinding systems for the M cameras and though they   
recounted non-productive experiments with zoom finders (not enough room   
for the moving elements) it was suggested by one of us (sorry, I forget   
who) that they contemplate the (1950s) Canon solution of a rotating prism   
offering different degrees of magnification which are dialed in by the   
Leica admitted that they were unaware of this and would be interested in   
exploring it, so yesterday I packaged off my old Vt for Burkard Kiesel to   
examine. I
n my wildest dreams it might arrive back looking better than when it left   
me and provide, perhaps, an interesting solution to the problems of using   
multiple lenses through a single magnification viewfinder.