Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/07/31

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Subject: Re: M use
From: Detlef Beyer <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 18:19:30 +0200

>>><< It's like the very popular
>>> 1/8000th shutter speed - you need it once in your live - if ever. >>
>>>I need the 1/200 flash sync speed several times a year - and this is the
>>>reason for having a 1/8000 shutter.
>Yup. Few people use lenses wide open in daylight. So few in fact, that it
>produces a look that most find unusual. It's so natural to take advantage of
>DOF when you have enough light. Try using max shutter speed, slow film, and
>max aperature on a few bright, sunny shots - bokeh fever!

If there is a need for different sync speeds - isn't this the apples and
oranges problem somebody told me about? If you need this sort of flash sync
- - why don't you use a camera with a circular shutter?