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Subject: [Leica] my favorite in a while: guns, flying women, and the leica d200
From: richard-lists at (Richard)
Date: Tue May 30 11:15:36 2006
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I like it! The best component may actually be the stuffed cat you have on 
the lower right. Is there more of it?

The distortion of our outstretched right arm is still a bit distracting, 
but I get distracted by wide angle distortion too easily.

Too bad you non-repentent still using OT equipments though. Whip out your 
crusty M6 some times and show us what you can do eh>?

At 04:30 AM 5/26/2006, Kyle Cassidy wrote:

>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,

// richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly, please 
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