Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Get out the Leicas - Leonids tonight
From: Adam Bridge <>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 15:15:33 -0800

On 11/18/02 Nathan Wajsman  wrote:

>Thirdly, I doubt that one will be able to get any meaningful photographs 
>of the meteors with a Leica M, although it might be fun to take flash 
>pictures of the other photographers (be prepared to be yelled at) and 
>also to smugly look at the people with point-and-shoots using flash to 
>photograph objects millions of miles away (I saw many people doing that 
>during the Halley's Comet pass in 1986).

Really? Why not? I'd think a wide-angle lens on an M would be pretty spiffy
actually. It's not like anyone is going to be peering through the lens of an SLR
to capture a speeding flash across the sky.

In fact the excellent wide-angle optics of an M should do spiffy keen! One might
even make one of the very simple table-top star trackers (see Sky and Telescope)
and some vivid images could be obtained.

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