Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/08/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] noctilux chess photos
From: "Maira Egle" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 16:24:41 +0300
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As always, the faces of spactators are more interesting and more telling.
One question - I've never owned a Noctilux - does it create barrell
distortion (picture 9 - Making Book)??


> my good friend at work happens to be a International Grand Master Chess
> every few years, someone in the office comes along claiming to be a great
> player.  if my boss--the head of the MBS (mortgage-backed securities)
> trading desk (the guy in the second photo)--hears about it, he insists on
> a game then and there to prove who's the better man.
> typical trader mentality stuff. :-)
> such an impromptu challenge occurred last week.  i happened to have my M6
> and Noctilux at work, intending on testing a roll of Neopan 1600.  after
> when everyone was herded off the trading desk into a nearby conference
> for the event, i was ready.  in the end, my friend vanquished the
> even after granting a 5-minute time extension.  i won't say that money did
> not change hands.
> here are the images:
> lighting was horrible, typical conference room with those
> cans shooting straight down.
> if nothing else, the expression of the spectators is fairly amusing.
> i enjoyed the fact that no one seemed to notice me or the camera.
> M6 0.85 Classic
> Noctilux 50/f1.0
> Fuji Neopan 1600 at EI 640, Xtol(1+3) 11.5 min (too flat, still testing)
> Exposure: f1.0 1/125-1/250 sec
> -rei

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