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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Reclusive Monarch
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2021 16:54:24 -0500
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Challenge met.

On Fri, Sep 3, 2021, 3:16 PM Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> wrote:

> Thirty years ago, when computers were getting involved in lens design, I
> was shooting a Pentax Spotmatic.  I visited a consignment shop in Ft.
> Worth and spotted a Soligor 35/f 2.0 lens in m43 mount, a FL I was
> missing, so I bought it. I later learned that the C/D inscription meant
> it was computer-designed. I decided today to take the lens out for a
> spin.  (Did I mention that this lens focuses down to 1 foot?)  I spotted
> two butterflies around the Buddleia, so I moved in closer and tried with
> no success to get some images.  The smart insects managed to keep
> foliage between themselves and the camera. Finally, I saw the Monarch
> fly away from the Buddleia and I snapped in that direction.
> I got a single image of the butterfly.
> I know my 50-200 Oly lens would have done a better job, but it wouldn't
> have been a challenge.
> --
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
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