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Subject: [Leica] I'VE GOT A HOT ONE!!!
From: digiratidoc at (James Laird)
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 15:26:09 -0500
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Great shot! I had a Spiratone SLR lens in the 70s and if I remember
right it was quite good. I think it was for my Konica Autoreflex T3
(N?). I too have the 45-200 Lumix and I don't think yours is a 'hot
one' cause mine seems to be just as good. Love the lens on my GH1.

Jim Laird

On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Tina Manley <images at> wrote:
> Memories! ?I used to order from Spiratone all the time when I was first
> setting up my darkroom and trying to do it as cheaply as possible.
> ?Spiratone had all kinds of strange photo equipment that could not be found
> anywhere else.
> I love the redhead!
> Tina
> On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Roger Rubin <vroger at> wrote:
>> Hi All:
>> No...I am not talking about the young lady in the image- Let me tell a
>> short
>> story- Once upon a time- there was this wonderful accessory business in 
>> New
>> York, on Seventh Avenue, called: *Spiratone*. The owner was a man named
>> Fred
>> Spira who imported accessories from Japan. This was before China could do
>> anything but spout anti-US propoganda. In any event, Spiratone (you can 
>> see
>> their ads in old issues of Pop Photo) sold fabulous accessories from
>> filters
>> to lenses to gadget bags. I remember buying a gadget bag which when stood
>> on
>> end was half my height. In any event, I bougt an enlarging lens there with
>> the Spiratone brand on it. It was a "hot lens". When I made prints I could
>> count the hair on a person's head. It was better than a later EL NIKKOR.
>> The
>> lens was lost in a move sometime later, but I never forgot the fact that
>> sometimes even in a production run, you have certain products that are
>> better than others. I feel that way about the lens that took the annexed
>> image. I took the image yesterday at street fair in NY, and it is a Lumix
>> 45-200 zoom. I am stunned at the results, much as I was when I saw the
>> results of the "Naked Cowgirl" which I posted last week. I cannot 
>> recommend
>> this lens highy enough. Of course I feel that I received a "hot item" -The
>> results speak for themselves.
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> --
> Tina Manley, ASMP
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In reply to: Message from vroger at (Roger Rubin) ([Leica] I'VE GOT A HOT ONE!!!)
Message from images at (Tina Manley) ([Leica] I'VE GOT A HOT ONE!!!)