Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/09

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Subject: [Leica] Portugese Bull Fight!
From: "Frank Filippone" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 23:39:44 -0700

In about 2 weeks I will have the good fortune to attend a bloodless
bullfight in my area of S.Cal.
I will probably be more interested in the people shots than the Matador! 
The Portugese get very dressed up for these events.  The stands will be
very rich for shooting.... I will shoot for people shots in the stands, not
the bull fighter.

Time: 5:30 PM to about 9 PM, lighting will be random artificial light....
Mercury Vapor most likely.
I would like to shoot color Chromes, but maybe............ B+W?  or Color
Choice of Camera: Leica M, Nikon AF 
Lenses: M= 35 + 50 'Cron, 75 'Lux
Nikon= 135 F2 AF, 55 1.2, 85 1.4 MF

Any tips from the LUG?  Do I need the 35 or 50? I have not shot the 75 too
much, and I am worried about focus accuracy....low light and all would
favor the RF over the SLR....
What can I do about shooting in the mixed bag of light?  Color Negative
films?  Which Neg films?  ASA ?
Which Camera brand would YOU use?.....there are pros and cons to each

Thank You
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