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Subject: [Leica] Well I went and did it
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 19:44:13 -0400

If I had an M9 on order and I do now as of yesterday have a D700 on order
the first thing I'd do would be to get my 17" printer in gear. Get it going
.. or just get one. Get backup inks.
And I'd get some good fully weighted (not thin) 100% rag Hahnem?hle or Moab
paper in the handy convenient 17x22 inch size.
And get a portfolio case with strap and handle to put the paper in so I can
hit the sidewalk with it the minute they are out of the printer and signed.

"I just happen to have these prints with me" (pulls out huge case)

I'd print one from my very first roll out of the camera.
Then quickly fill up the portfolio.
If you buy one. You will fill it.
Function follows form.

I'd go out and shoot by moonlight and no light. And see how those print.

I'd shoot apples. Then I'd shoot tomatoes.
I'd shoot dandelions. Then I'd shoot petunias.
I'd shoot doggies on their walks. Kitties in their windows.
I'd shoot the hell out a everything.

Mark William Rabiner
mark at

> From: Harrison McClary <lists at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 15:45:56 -0500
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: [Leica] Well I went and did it
>   I ordered an M9.  It will be delivered soon.  Can't wait to play with
> it.  Since I have not been reading the LUG in a long while, just do not
> have the time. I have a few quick questions so that I can get the most
> out of the camera.
> 1) where is the best place to get the lenses coded?  I know some will
> say Leica, anywhere else who is quick, reliable, and reasonable?  I
> really do not want a 2 or three week turnaround.
> 2) Is it really necessary to get the lenses coded? Lenses I have are the
> Voigtlander 12 (how would one even code that animal?) The 28 elmarit pre
> asph, 35 'cron 3rd, 50 noctilux with builtin hood, 90 'cron pre asph.  I
> also have and use the 40 1.4 Voigtlander and 50 f 2.0 Konica Hexxanon
> M.  Which of those really need the coding and which do not?
> 3) What memory cards "play" best with the M9?
> I have been shooting my Leica glass on my little G2 for the past month
> or two and absolutely love it.  That is one thing that has made me want
> the M9 so bad.  I had forgotten how sweet the small cameras are. So much
> better than these heavy 1D3 and 1D4 monsters I am lugging around.
> Thanks!
> Harrison.
> --
> Harrison McClary
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