Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/06/14

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Subject: [Leica] Leica M lenses now Richard's eyeballs
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:26:49 -0400

I thought I was going blind a few times in the past ten years but its
different when you get a bit older. I just needed a stronger prescription.
when you're a kid its gradual and they tweak your prescription and you don't
notice much. When you get a bit older it can hit you like brick. You can
think you're going blind. But all I needed thank god was new glasses.

Most of photography's history did not involve auto focus. Its a recent
development.  Other than eye disease there's no reason a photographer can't
shoot his manual focus and rangefinder focus till he's a hundred years old.
Its not a natural course of things selling off ones M system when one gets a
little older. that?s what the rich guys on the lists would have us think.
They're playing with retirement money. It is in the end more fun to play
with micromoters and high tech chips that it is to use technology based in a
pasted era:
The Leica rangefinder and viewfinder. Which is what Leica is all about. That
and pie in the sky glass.

- - from my iRabs.
Mark Rabiner

> From: Sonny Carter <sonc.hegr at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:42:01 -0500
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: [Leica] Leica M lenses now Richard's eyeballs
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Richard Man
> <richard at>wrote:
>> Well, not going anywhere yet. I am hoping my eyes will hold out. Believe
>> me, I would rather have a Leica M10 with clean ISO3200 than anything else
>> with a clean ISO6400+ if I use it.
>> Working too much in front of the computer doesn't help in that eye
>> department, I think.
>> Sigh
> Not sure what your eye problem is, but mine was cataracts. Since my
> shooting eye is my left one, I asked them to make that one good for
> distance, and the right good for reading.
>  I can now easily do without glasses for photography, driving, television,
> movies, and most other activities. Nice not to have to find my glasses when
> I get up in the morning.
>  I recently (after over a year) decided to get reading glasses to reduce
> eyestrain on computers and reading magazines and the like.  The left lens
> works like most reading glasses, and the right one is barely prescriptive.
> If the rest of my body was as good as my eyes and my knees, (all
> store-bought)   I'd be dangerous.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Sonny
> Natchitoches, Louisiana
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