Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 loading contest, Proposed Rules For
From: "Mark Pope" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 18:54:15 +0100
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I think a minor adjustment is needed, namely :   Contestants to wear

Perhaps there should be a 'handicap' race for those of us who use the 'M'
grip - I'm not sure if it confers an advantage or not.

Finally, will drug tests under IOC rules be obligatory?  You'll never


Mark Pope
Swindon, Wilts
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From: "Adam Bridge" <>
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Sent: 04 October 2001 17:14
Subject: [Leica] M6 loading contest, Proposed Rules For

> The environment for the contest shall included but not be limited to:
> A 5% grade
> Cinder footing (mud acceptable alternative)
> Ambient temperature 12 C
> Wind across the contest field of approximately 25 kph gusty if possible
> Each contestant will bring their own M6 with lens and loaded with a fully
> exposed roll of film (36 exposures.)
> Each contestant will be issued a cassette of 36 exposure film in its
> canister.
> At the GO command contestants must rewind the exposed film, remove and
> the cassette, and then load their camera and take a properly exposed and
> focused photo of a transient subject to be provided by the contest staff.
> At the command "GO" a mister will spray into the stream of wind machine to
> simulate a very light mist.
> This is to simulate a shot you absolutely HAVE to get.
> First person to shoot a technically good photography wins.
> Everyone repairs to the local pub while the film is processed.
> Winner doesn't pay for his drinks.
> Adam Bridge
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