Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/20

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Subject: [Leica] Leica M book
From: rhaightjr at (Bob Haight)
Date: Wed Apr 20 08:16:36 2005

I have the original 84 book and not only are they rare
but poorly made as the pages fall out. Still
interesting reading though.
--- John Collier <> wrote:
> For those of you who have searched for years for a
> copy of the Gunter 
> Osterloh's 1984 book on the Leica M, there is now a
> new version readily 
> available. It covers most of the material of the
> older book with 
> additional material on cameras and accessories up to
> the M7.
> It is a good technical book with explanations of how
> the combined 
> view/rangefinder works, shutter basics, how the
> field of view changes 
> with distance focused and other such common LUG
> questions. Competent 
> photograph illustrates the relevant points. All the
> idiosyncrasies of 
> using an M camera are covered and explained in
> detail.
> I have at times seen 1984 copies with asking prices
> in the $600US range 
> so why not jump on the bandwagon now for the paltry
> sum of $26US from 
> Amazon. It is good reading for when things go bump
> in the Leitz.
> John Collier
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