Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 400mm f/6.8 Macro-Telyt-R
From: ternahan <>
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 00:59:34 -0800

you GUYS are really evil!

> From: "Ted Grant" <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 19:38:51 -0800
> To: <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] 400mm f/6.8 Macro-Telyt-R
> David Kieltyka wrote:
>>> I've become quite fond of the beast actually.
>> With the shoulder stock and a cable release I can handhold at 1/125th sec.
>> with consistently good results and even at 1/60th provided I haven't just
>> returned from the local Starbucks. This lens and a Leicaflex SL were made
>> for each other IMO.<<<<<
> Hi Dave,
> Now if you really want to put that 400mm puppy to work, get a motor on the
> SL and the micro switch connection from pistol grip to motor and you'll pump
> them out at 1/15 even after a Starbuck's! ;-)
> Get this kind of rig, pistol grip with micro switch and motor hooked to a
> 400 or 560 it's an awesome rig and sharp as a cat's eye. Or even better, the
> 280 2.8 and a 1.4 extender locked on first to the lens and it becomes a 400
> f 4.0. Now you go wild attach the 2x to the back of the 1.4 then lock-up the
> body and man you're flying low at mach 2.
> You have in hand an 800mm f 8.0 and you can hand hold that mama and blast
> away with beautiful images the likes you've never done before. :-) Oh and
> Macro?  Absolutely incredible, the likes you rarely see unless you do them.
> ;-)
> It's cool! :-)  Oh yeah and don't worry about anyone at Leica telling you it
> can't be done or that you shouldn't do it, because they don't know anything
> about shooting real-time! ;-)
> ted
> Ted Grant Photography Limited
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