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Subject: [Leica] Friday Flowers SonC
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2020 22:24:40 -0500
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Thanks, great story.  I have several Konica lenses and every time I play, I
get a reward.

On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 10:05 PM Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> 

> Sonny, that Konica glass sure paints a beautiful picture.  Thanks for
> sharing it with us.
> That brought to mind the first time I ever saw a Konica camera. Shortly
> after I was released by the USAF in 1953, I was visiting my
> father-in-law in his combination JP office/ photo studio.  As JP, he
> interacted with the local MS Highway Patrol officers.  One of the
> officers had picked up seabag on the side of a highway where some sailor
> had misplaced it, and it contained a corroded rangefinder camera.  He
> dropped it off with Herb to see if was worth anything.  They concluded
> it wasn't worth pursuing and I later picked it up to see what it was
> like.  I was shooting a Leica IIIa at the time.
> It turned out that it was a Konica rangefinder with a Japanese imitation
> of a Compur shutter, and the body had been corroded by seawater.
> However, the rangefinder was functional, and far surpassed the Leica
> RF.  I had never seen a Leica M, and don't know when they appeared, but
> the few pictures I coaxed out of the old Konica really surprised me.
> On 6/4/20 9:04 PM, Sonny Carter via LUG wrote:
> > Still with the day lillies in our front garden. Today I was playing with
> > one of Kathy?s Father?s vintage Konica zooms.   It wrote a pretty image
> > with a little bit of a glow.  I think I was out to about 200 mm.  Hope
> you
> > like it.
> >
> >
> >
> > SonC
> --
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
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