Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2016/09/24

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Subject: [Leica] Polar bears
From: lrzeitlin at (lrzeitlin at
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:14:22 -0400

During my Korean War?stint in the army I was briefly assigned to Ft. 
Churchill, CA to study cold weather maintenance of armored vehicles. Ft. 
Churchill sits astride a polar bear migration route and the huge animals are 
as common in town as rats in New York City. A full grown polar bear is BIG, 
about the size of a pickup truck and much meaner.They are not the cuddly 
animals shown in Coca Cola TV commercials.?The lens I would use to 
photograph one is at least 1000 mm, perhaps longer.?
Larry Z
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Contrary to Africa, where I have taken full frame shots of lions with a 35mm 
wideangle, I wouldn't try that on a polar bear.

Henning Wulff