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Subject: [Leica] AARRGGHHH!!
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:25:32 -0600
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I don't mean to belittle your misfortune, and hope you find a solution to 
salvaging the shots, but felt I had to ask.  Did a pack burro get his tongue 
on your 24 Elmarit?

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tina Manley" <images at>
To: "lug" <lug at>
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 6:04 PM
Subject: [Leica] AARRGGHHH!!

> LUG:
> I will admit to you, the LUG, how frustrated I am with my photos of the
> Grand Canyon.  I think I posted that I used up several batteries in the M9
> too fast as we descended into the canyon.  I turned off the preview and
> saved lots of battery time and reviewing time; HOWEVER, as I discovered 
> when
> I started to review all of my photos at home, my 24 Elmarit had a huge
> smudge on the bottom of the lens.  I didn't notice it at the time (and 
> might
> not have even with the preview), but it is very obvious in the photos.
> Unfortunately, I also decided to simplify and use only one lens on the M9
> all the way down -  the 24.  Therefore, the only photos on the way down 
> that
> I'm giving good ratings to are the M8 ones, with the 12 CV and 35/1.4.
> Luckily, I changed to the 21/2.8 on the M9 on the way back up.
> You can see the effect of the smudge in the center bottom of this photo:
> <>Any suggestions on how to fix this?
> I've tried Clarity in LR and it doesn't do a thing.  Is it hopeless?
> Tina
> -- 
> Tina Manley, ASMP
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