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At 08:55 p.m. 17/01/01 +0100, you wrote: >On 17-01-2001 13:48, Rick Floyd wrote: > >> On one hand, I think with practice an R8 >>can do anything an auto-focus camera can do. On the other hand, I "imagine" >>a Canon EOS 1v or Nikon F5 can do it easier. I have been thinking about the same for a while, I want to shoot moving subjects (in a close range, that means 1 to 3 m) in low (not dark) light condition (no flash), and hand held . By now I use M6 + 24/2,8 + noctilux (and had a R8 + 85/1,4, I traded it for 6x6 stuff). Based on what I use (M6 and R8 before) I can say about 2 techniques: I can use hyperfocal distance technique to shoot fast, but that means: 1- Small aperture, 2- Wide angle lens (depth of field) 3- May be necesary to use slow shutter speed (not a big problem with a wide angle) 4- I will need a constant light source (using the light meter slows me down in the case of the M6) 5- I need to be really close to the subject. Prefocusing is ok, but if your subject moves that means: 1- Running after the subject. 2- I Can use longer lenses but have little depth of field. 3- I need the faster shutter speed I can use, remember you are moving, that means the lens as open as It can be. 4- I will need a constant light source (using the light meter slows me down in the case of the M6) Based on the experience of using the Leicas, I know I can get some really good pics, but if I want to get the quality a Leica Lens can give, I will need tripod, slow film and (depending on the lens) may be f/8, and that is not what moving subjects allow me to do. So I think a 1v + Some good L lens will make the life easier and will allow me to get pics I canīt using other technique. As for the lens quality, I think for this type of pics the difference I can see has to do with "bokhe" (sp ?), warm or cold tones, but not with resolution. My one cent. Jorge Saravia.