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    How to read The Lens Vademecum?

    I got a digital copy a couple months ago and I find it really hard to find information, I must be doing something wrong.

    I have a bunch of PDF files in alphabetical order, and then one single PDF file named "Old.Version.With.Diagrams.pdf".

    How do you search and where do you start?

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    Re: How to read The Lens Vademecum?

    It's not the easiest source of information, you need to glance through ech file and get a feel for how it's put together, then use Cntrl + F to search the relevant file.

    I was initially rather disappointed with what you get but in hindsight it's just the work of two collectors and it's a good basis to start from and a lot of hard work went into compiling what's in it. Like many publications in academic terms it's not a primary source so can't be trusted, there are muistakes even with quote sources.

    It really needs someone to put together a cross-index possibly in spreadsheet form to allow better searching.

    Ian

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    Re: How to read The Lens Vademecum?

    Thanks Ian, I thought it was me.

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    Re: How to read The Lens Vademecum?

    It's sorta alphabetical. Sorta.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Re: How to read The Lens Vademecum?

    I use the 'old' monolithic file to do a search. Then, when I find what I want, I use the alphabetic deconstruction to load the smaller file with the photos in the correct place. It isn't user-friendly, but for a few dollars and information not available elsewhere, I'm glad we have it available.
    Richard

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    Re: How to read The Lens Vademecum?

    I merged all the single pdf's into one so at least search is easier and I can also browse it like a proper book. Thanks for the replies really, I thought I was doing something wrong. It is a great book to just flip through it.

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