Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/13

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Subject: [Leica] Something free from Leica!!!!
From: "Gerry Walden" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 21:30:42 -0000

This weeks British Journal of Photography has the following that may be of
interest to fellow LUGers:

"Leica is launching a fully qualified service support for the early Leica
cameras, 1925-60, models 1 to IIIG.   To celebrate this the owners of these
classic cameras who wish to send them for service examination before April
2nd 1999 will be given the opportunity to select either the Leica Handbook
or the Leica Boutique 'Service Selection', free of charge.   For further
information call 01908 666663."

Further items of interest are:

"As an aside from the bustling world of high technology, Duncan Davis
switched to a Leica rangefinder camera for a series of images of Venice that
are now published in his 1999 limited edition calendar.   Davies is on 01830
530371."   Please note - they have spelt the name both ways (not my

The magazine also features an interview with Garlinda Birkbeck who uses
either an M6 or an R6 for her work, and the article comments:

"The M6 is particularly liked by many professionals.   A 35mm rangefinder
camera with mechanical shutter and selective through-the-lens metering it
offers the photographer total control over the situation which Birkbeck
prefers to the dominance of the all singing and dancing cameras.

Many people have a phobia over rangefinders, especially concerning parallax
error.   With the M6 this simply does not happen as it has automatic
compensation of viewfinder/lens parallax.   Coupled to the focusing drive,
the brightline viewfinder frame automatically frames the subject to match
the image lens."

The back cover of the magazine announces this years Ian Parry Awards and
features a photograph of Ian using a Leica (looks like an M6).   The actual
awards are sponsored by Nikon.   What a pity Leica couldn't pick that one

Gerry (UK)