Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] The Noctilux can be dangerous
From: (Ted Grant)
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 20:01:43 -0800

Jim Brick wrote with wild imagination! ;)

>A few months ago, I was giving a slide show. The bulb in my projector went
>out and I didn't have a spare. I took my Noctilux and laid it in the bulb
>chamber (after removing the bad bulb), with the base of the lens pointing
>toward the slide. I have a tiny pen-lite that I use to find thing around
>the projector during the show. I shined this little pen-lite into the front
>of the Noctilux (diaphragm set to f/1.0) and the slide show continued.
>There was so much light coming out of the Noctilux back-end, I may never
>replace the projector bulb. The slides were bright and crisp, and had that
>special Noctilux glow.
>So, you folks contemplating buying a Noctilux, remember you can also use it
>for night surveillance with the Leica Telescope Ocular #14243. But be
>careful. Do not point it at a street light or well lighted window. You'll
>lose a retina. A car headlight... will drill a hole right through your head!

Jim ole buddy, I know that lens is very very good. But that good? :)

Little did we know we had a laser weapon in our hand. Right through the
head eh? Now Jim you sure you didn't get head drilled besides a wild
imagination.? :)