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Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman Peter Dechert is best known for his Canon Rangefinder, Canon SLR, and Olympus Pen books, the latter two long out-of-print. He was a monthly columnist for many years for SHUTTERBUG magazine, and has contributed to many others. Most recently he has written about the pre-WW2 Zeiss 35mm cameras, but his interests in camera equipment and optics are many and varied. As a pro protographer and honorary life member of ASMP, Peter is also expert in using the gear! Peter Kitchingman - author of Canon Rangefinder Lens book Peter Kitchingman's 'Canon M39 Rangefinder Lenses 1939-71' book is the definitive source on these very interesting optics. His interests also go to the entire Canon Rangefinder system and beyond.

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Christmas Eve - 2007
Old 12-25-2007   #1
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Christmas Eve - 2007


This is the time we should praise
all the helpers who know Santa's ways:
the elves who make toys,
and raise cheerful noise,
and also maintain Santa's sleighs;

for tonight is the night that he flies
with one star to light up the skies,
a star that shines bright
on only one night:
for Christmas, each year a surprise.

We'll give thanks for the gifts that he brings,
the trinkets, and all sorts of things
we have wanted this year
that tonight will appear
as if they'd been brought by the kings

who came to the manger with gold
and with myrrh and with frankincense old,
and the shepherds, in awe
at the angels they saw --
you know the tale: it's been told.

AND A FINE YEAR IN 2008! Peter
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Christmas Eve - 2007 : A Note
Old 12-25-2007   #2
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Christmas Eve - 2007 : A Note

I decided to share this poem with all of you, friends online, because I sent it out to a number of family and friends yesterday, and was surprised at the quantity of responses it brought in no time at all.
As a matter of fact, I've been making poems for longer than I've written about cameras, but never done much with them. This one, of course, is nothing more than a string of limericks; mostly I try to be more "serious" about poetry, but there's nothing wrong with a limerick now and then to set one's mind at ease.
This autumn I decided it was time to collect the poems I wanted to be remembered by; as a result the Sunstone Press in Santa Fe has just released my book of poetry called "At Lagunitas, with Other Poems". It's on Amazon, if anyone cares!
The RF Forum is really not the place for discussing poetry. If you want to get in touch with me about it, I have a special e-mail address for the purpose:
[email protected]
Very easy! Look forward to corresponding there with anyone who wants to do so. And again, a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2008 to one and all!
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