Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/09

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Subject: [Leica] Re: How radioactive are Leitz lenses?
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 09:04:25 -0800
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You got the Noctilux that was designed and manufactured in Roswell NM.


At 06:07 AM 1/9/01 -0800, Ted wrote:
>Hi Javier,
>Gee I never thought about that aspect of lenses before, "hot glass" so's to 
>But now you brought it up I've finally realized what that strange soft green
>throbbing light is that comes from the camera bag each time I've opened it.
>There is also a humming sound that begins. The first time I opened it near 
>the cat
>all it's hair stood up on end and it began yowling right along with the 
>It seems when I'm shooting with the Noctilux in a "semi darkened room" I can 
>see the
>bones in my hands something like a fluoroscope image. I suppose that's what 
>the "ghosting effect" I get on the negatives at times.  Like when I do too 
>long an
>Do you suppose that's the reason why I'm getting older in physical being , 
>I'm 29 at
>heart but the body is going all to hell? Maybe I should shed the Leica's for 
>and less harmful glass. Toy cameras maybe?

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