Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/05/27

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Subject: [Leica] Float Planes
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 16:48:49 -0500
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Old, great airplanes find a home in Alaska.  The Beaver, N64393, was built 
in 1954.  The Cessna 185 was fairly recent, built in 1978.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "H&ECummer" <cummer at>
To: <lug at>
Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:35 PM
Subject: [Leica] Float Planes

>> Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 14:19:44 -0500
>> From: "Jim Nichols" <jhnichols at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] Float Planes
>> To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
>> Beautiful work, Howard.  I subscribe to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots
>> Association "AOPA Pilot", which takes pride in its airplane photos, and
>> yours are right up there with their best efforts.  Thanks for sharing 
>> them.
>> Jim Nichols
>> Tullahoma, TN USA
> Thanks Jim,
> Your praise is much appreciated. The GH2 and the AF in the zoom lens
> worked surprisingly well as the planes were swishing by at about 70 - 80 
> miles an hour and I was very pleased with the results.
> The last Dehavilland Beaver was made in 1967 and over 6,000 beavers were 
> produced. They are the "yellow taxis" of the North and West Coasts
> and I am amazed at how many are still flying. I regularly take them (or a 
> Twin Otter) to get to and from Pender Island).
> Thanks again
> Howard
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