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At 12:17 AM 8/31/04 +0200, Douglas M. Sharp wrote: >Unaccustomed as I am to being in the position to correct you Marc, I >think the >K for Contax winterized cameras was "K?ltefest" ie cold resistant. Thanks for the correction. I ought not to rely on my memory when I am doing e-mail at late hours! The knobs and control dials were the same size as on the regular camearas to my knowledge -- that is, my references and the several of these Leica and Zeiss Ikon gems which I have seen. I do not have time to check this out in Jim Lager's magisterial trilogy at the moment, but I am relatively certain that the phoographer was simply expected to learn how to manipulate the controls with gloves on -- in arctic conditions, bare flesh can freeze in as little as ten seconds when exposed to the wind. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!