Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/16[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Uh-oh, I think I'm channelling Mark Rabiner tonight. I just had this vision of a new Leica product introduction at Photokina: the 35/90mm Duo-Lagavulicron. It features a hollow double-aspherical element that can be filled with the LUG's favorite liquid refreshment. One zooms the lens to 90mm by adding the precious stuff to the hollow element, thereby increasing its index of refraction and adding a bit of "warming filter" at the same time. To zoom out to wide angle, one slowly draws the scotch out of the lens through a convenient Schott glass tube which protrudes slightly from under the lower left corner of any Leica M. Recommended accessories to the Lagavulicron include the Tilley lens shade, in stylish black canvas, with a persnickety Canadian brass mounting ring. Also the Mephisto tripod, with its air-bladder "anti-choque" image stabilization system. (I really need to get more sleep. Mark, honk if you see Rod Serling. . . :-) --Peter Klein Seattle, WA At 01:35 PM 9/16/04 -0700, Mark Rabiner wrote: >Did they forget anything? >How about > >Giving birth >Opening presents under Christmas - Hanukah tree - bush. >Fun with the wife >Black cat in the coal mine at midnight. >The shiny side of Mercury. (on the way to the sun) >Backyard tree >Peace march >Helmut Newton >Slip and slide action study. > >Program your own.