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Subject: [Leica] I'VE GOT A HOT ONE!!!
From: lluisripollquerol at (Lluis Ripoll Querol)
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 22:05:58 +0200
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Congratulations, great shot!


El 18/07/2010, a las 19:28, Roger Rubin escribi?:

> 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  
> 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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