Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: UV filters and stairway to heaven
From: "Joe Stephenson" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 10:37:44 -0700

This discussion made me curious, so I got out my "Leica Manual" (c. 1995) to
see what it said. on p. 127 there is a statement in italics, set out, that

Use no filter unless you need it."

Of course, "need" may mean different things to different people.
Joe Stephenson
- -----Original Message-----
>And if in the course of 100 months the "Filter" word raises it's head a
>hundred times, the questions should be answered in a manner we ourselves
>would like to have our question answered, if asked.
>It's really no big deal, the answer is "don't use filters!" :) :) OK ok I'm
>jesting before someone gets their butt in a knot, as the answer is: sure
>sometimes, sure at no time, and sure when you think you should for
>It's the same answer for condoms! "sure sometimes, sure at no time, and
>sure when you think you should!" :)
>And be sure to use the Leica specific red dot specials! :)
>Ted Grant
>This is Our Work. The Legacy of Sir William Osler.