Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/12/12

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Subject: [Leica] Leica User Forum book - update
From: steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 09:23:00 -0800
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On Dec 12, 2009, at 8:00 AM, Steve Unsworth wrote:

> Another update regarding the Leica User Forum book.
> The Leica CEO Rudi Spiller has kindly agreed to write the foreword for the
> book and Leica will also buy a number of copies of the book - presumably 
> for
> distribution to dealers and other interested parties. The number they buy
> will depend on the quality of photographs in the book, but they are talking
> of 20 copies as an absolute minimum.
> Hopefully anyone who was thinking of submitting photographs will find the
> above of some interest.

I have been tempted to contribute several appropriate photos Steve, but very 
honestly I have some trouble with the donations thing, the way it's set up.

I feel strongly that people should donate if they wish to cancer causes, and 
I do... Invite them to donate if they care to. 

Clearly people are paying to get their photos published in a book...


> Regards
> Steve
> On 10/12/09 16:27, "Steve Unsworth" <lug at> wrote:
>> As I've mentioned before, there are a number of people on the LUG who are
>> also members of the Leica User Forum and this email is addressed to those
>> people.
>> Just in case any of you missed my earlier post, the Leica User Forum is
>> currently in the process of producing a book - this isn't connected to 
>> Jim's
>> annual LUG effort - and at the same time is raising money for a worldwide
>> cancer charity. 
>> As you can see here - <> the
>> book project has already raised over 2,000 GBP for the selected charity 
>> and
>> we hope to improve on that substantially before the cut off date for
>> submissions is reached.
>> The rules have been modified slightly, anyone who joined the forum before
>> the announcement of the book project on the  23rd on November is now
>> eligible to submit up to three photographs for possible inclusion in the
>> book.
>> If anyone here is a member of the forum, and would like to consider
>> submitting a maximum of 3 photographs, the rules and details of what to do
>> are here...
>> <
>> forum-book-contributions-sought.html>
>> It doesn't matter if a photograph was taken yesterday or 50 years ago,
>> provided a Leica lens and/or body was used in its production, and you 
>> were a
>> member of the forum before the 23rd of November, it's eligible for 
>> possible
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