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Ed Schwartzreic
03-15-2005, 08:32
I just got off the telephone with Bill Rosaur, who as Editor, along with Tom Abrahamsson and myself, are responsible for putting out the LHSA's quarterly mag, Viewfinder. We were near to finalizing the content for the next issue. I mentioned how interesting and helpful this R-D1 forum has been, and Bill asked what we all thought of the last issue of Viewfinder, the one which was largely devoted to the R-D1 and user reviews by Society members. I replied that there had been discussions of various reviews, e.g. from Pop Photog, Erwin, etc., but that I couldn't remember anyone binging up Viewfinder. So I just did a search, and my recollection was correct.

I really don't want to be a troll here, but I guess that either no one is an LHSA member, or no one has admitted that they've seen the issue in question. It came out (to members) about a month ago (Vol. 37, No. 4) and has front and rear cover images shot with the R-D1, as well as 10 pages inside of comments and reviews.

Ed

Larry Kellogg
03-15-2005, 10:30
So, how do we buy this magazine if we're not members LHSA? Can we purchase it from a website somewhere? I was like to have a copy.

Larry

Ed Schwartzreic
03-15-2005, 10:53
I got a call from a former LHSA member, a lurker here but an M user who is considering an R-D1, and saw this thread. He plans to rejoin the Society to get this issue. He also plans to join this forum once tax season is finished.

I have 4 extra copies of this issue here with me, which I will send to the first four who ask for them, along with a membership brochure. Beyond that, should anyone be so inclined, I'll have to ask our administrator. By all means look at the LHSA website, <LHSA.org>.

Those interested contact me off list.

Ed

David Kieltyka
03-15-2005, 11:14
I've read various issues of Viewfinder online (and, I think, at least one issue purchased at Universal News in NYC) but this is the first I've heard about the R-D1 issue being out...

-Dave-

Sean Reid
03-15-2005, 11:47
I'll take one please.

Cheers,

Sean

DaShiv
03-15-2005, 11:52
If there's still one available, I'd be happy to take one! :D

Ed Schwartzreic
03-15-2005, 11:59
Bill Rosauer had wanted to have Viewfinder on selected news counters, but this never (as yet) has come to pass. There may be some of it on line through the LHSA website. We try to balance articles about Leica history, eqiuipment, including new release by Leica, Cosina, etc., more general photographic lore, and images. We have just upgraded the printing to (mostly) duotones for the B&W images.

I enclose pdf's of the front and rear covers of the issue in question.

Ed

Gordon Coale
03-15-2005, 12:05
I would be interested in one. If you still have one I will PM an address.

driggett
03-15-2005, 12:10
I would love one to.
Thanks,
Chris

Ed Schwartzreic
03-15-2005, 12:16
That's all 4, but I'll see what I can do. I have Sean's address, but Chris, Gordon, and Bob H. need to get me their addresses, off list.

Enjoy.

Ed

Larry Kellogg
03-15-2005, 12:17
Those interested contact me off list.

Ed

I sent you an email.

:)

Larry

DaShiv
03-15-2005, 12:20
Ed, I'd already sent you an email when I posted my message with my contact info -- can you confirm that you've received it? Thanks!

Gordon Coale
03-15-2005, 12:23
Ed, I sent a PM.

Ed Schwartzreic
03-15-2005, 12:29
Got all 4 addresses, but Larry's didn't come through. I think I have another copy here for him. After that I will have to ask our administrator.

Ed

Larry Kellogg
03-15-2005, 12:37
I sent you a private message....maybe the send email option isn't working correctly...
perhaps you don' thave an email account in the user profile?

Larry

Ed Schwartzreic
03-15-2005, 12:49
I just spoke with our office administrator and she has plenty of copies to send out. Larry and DaShiv will get theirs this way, and I'll await other names.

Ed

driggett
03-15-2005, 13:04
I just signed up for LHSA.
Thanks Ed.

Cheers,
Chris

simonclivehughe
03-15-2005, 13:39
I'd love to have a copy if any are still available... I'll send my address.

Thanks,

Doug
03-15-2005, 20:40
Ed, I also sent you a PM, including my address, about 5 minutes after your kind and generous offer. :)

Ken Tanaka
03-15-2005, 21:13
Ed,
I'm a relatively new LHSA member and recently received my first two issues of Viewfinder. I was impressed. The general style of writing is homey and down-to-earth, as the authors are not trying to sell themselves or products.

The coverage of the R-D1 was optimistic. I do not own an R-D1 (nor do I plan to) but the article corresponded very well to coverage in other magazines as well as with reports from owners.

Ed Schwartzreic
03-16-2005, 03:20
Thank you Ken for your kind words. We work hard on it.

Driggett, welcome!

The only address I still lack beleongs to simonclivehughe.

Ed

imagineitframed
03-16-2005, 04:22
Ed,
I'd love to have a copy. I've emailed you with an address. Thanks for your help.
Rich
Imagine it Framed

driggett
03-16-2005, 11:31
I have found the article that TOm Abrhamsin had done for viewfinder magazine. It is on his website. I am including a link to his website where you can read it.

http://www.rapidwinder.com/Tom%20A%20R-D1%20Review%20VF37%204.pdf

Thanks,
Chris

Doug
03-19-2005, 17:35
I have 4 extra copies of this issue here with me, which I will send to the first four who ask for them, along with a membership brochure. Beyond that, should anyone be so inclined, I'll have to ask our administrator. By all means look at the LHSA website, <LHSA.org>.

Those interested contact me off list.Ed, thanks a million for your kind generosity! A copy of Viewfinder arrived in the mail here today. That sure was fast. Looks excellent, very classy for a club newsletter, and I note your sizable article on the R-D1. :)