Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/26

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Subject: [Leica] RE: LUG Digest, Vol 32, Issue 121
From: hoppyman at (G Hopkinson)
Date: Fri May 26 15:41:11 2006

Kyle, what planet was this! Evidently I came in waaay late.
I'm not at all sure what the lady in the Doc Martens is trying to say.
This is one of those images that I don't understand at all but it's got
great impact. The entertainment value for me is all of the detail within the
room. Some folks have mentioned the kilt, cat and antique Bose speakers.
I'd suggest the handgun would be from Smith & Wesson, given the grip pattern
and blue box. How's that for OT trivia?
And the Illuminati T shirt doubtless has a tale to tell (maybe a DaVinci
code thing?)

BTW, best tagline I've seen in a while
(keep crying, that battery's _dead_ dude,)

Puzzled but entertained 

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Message: 11
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 07:30:19 -0400
From: "Kyle Cassidy" <>
Subject: [Leica] my favorite in a while: guns, flying women,    and the
        leica d200
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took the leica d200 out on its first real test spin last night to photograph
andrew and val. andrew's been a champion trap shooter since he was 10. i
learned much about the difference between _skeet_ and _trap_. (trap has five
different firing positions, skeet has eight, trap has one clay pigeon, skeet
has two).
val was unable to keep her feet on the ground. this was the most fun i've
had working on this series in a long time. the d200 performed marvelously.
it has a great build quality (much like the expensive canons all my friends
have) and a significantly quieter shutter. oh, and if you get it, get the
vertical grip too, which is $170 extra. two batteries, and all the vertical
goodness you'd expect from a pro grip (with the noteable exception of a
freaking _tape recorder_ -- my leica d100 vertical grip has a tape recorder
built into it so you can just speak your notes into the camera and they're
tagged to the image so you can just take your photo, then press record and
be like "gladys jones, 85, from macon georgia, says she'll vote for herbert
hoover for the tenth time in a row in the presidential election of 2008".
that's almost as useful as a gps.
ANYWAY, feel free to rip this to shreds with your harsh crits.
keep crying, that battery's _dead_ dude,