Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2019/08/08

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Olympus/Leica Butterfly Kit
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 14:40:42 -0500
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Hi Ric,

No, I'm bracing beneath my right shoulder, viewing with my left eye, and 
firing with my right forefinger.? My left hand grips the vertical 
support beneath the lens.

Of course, the lens extends when at 200mm, and there is a large clip-on 

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

On 8/8/2019 2:01 PM, CartersXRd via LUG wrote:
> are you bracing on left shoulder and firing shutter with right hand?
> ric
>> On Aug 8, 2019, at 1:01 PM, Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> 
>> wrote:
>> I've received a number of comments on my recent insect photos, hence 
>> decided to share the changes I have made that made them possible.  At 89, 
>> I'm not as stable on my feet as I once was, and my eyesight is undergoing 
>> some changes.  To compensate, I recently acquired a used Olympus ZD 
>> 50-200 Autofocus lens and a used Leica-R shoulder stock (thanks, Doug 
>> Herr).  Currently, these are paired with my original Olympus E-510 4/3 
>> camera body.  I have been quite pleased with the results I have managed 
>> to achieve with this setup.  Here are a couple of photos of the kit.
>> Though quite awkward in appearance, it works quite nicely.
>> -- 
>> Jim Nichols
>> Tullahoma, TN USA
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