Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/12/18

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Leica Users digest V23 #313
From: Edward Caliguri <>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 20:26:41 -0500

    I have a lot of K25 in the freezer - anyone need a few rolls??
This past foliage year was fantastic on K25 -- Like I was 15 years old
again! I'll have it I suppose for as long as they will process it.
> Yes, I was among the hoarders! Unfortunately, Ultra 50 does not age
> well, even in the freezer. Saturation drops like a stone once the
> expiration date passes. It is pretty incredible how much old out of
> date Ultra 50 gets on the black market though - $10 a roll or more. The
> price of rarity.
> I'll post my findings with Ultra 100 for those who care. I used to load
> Ultra 50 in my Leica Mini 3 and get incredible results. That lens has a
> lot of fall-off on the edges, and the Ultra 50 just got more saturated
> - - cobalt skies and incredibly deep foliage colors...  I guess I'll try
> that camera with the Ultra 100 today, then the M7 / Summilux kit
> tomorrow.
> Cheers!
> - - marc

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