Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/23

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Subject: [Leica] Theater photography, was: Arca-Swiss B1 and Really Right Stuff
From: Lucien <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 12:57:49 +0200

Charles Babington wrote:

> >
> I've been using the Arca-Swiss B1 head with RRS plates for most of 1998
> and have found this to be one of the best examples of When You Buy The..

> snip

>   But I can safely use at least two shutter speeds slower
> with the support than without, and I frequently need that lower speed
> even with TMZ or Neopan 1600, so I just put up with the slight
> inconvenience.
> Overall, I have found the convenience and quality of the Arca-Swiss/RRS
> equipment to be well worth the cost.  You really appreciate it when
> you're trying to mount a different camera or change film in the dark.
> Hope this helps.


Thank you very much.

What are the other kind of films that are you using for theater photography ?

One of the reason I'm considering the Arca-Swiss B1 is because I'm planning
to photograph a musical in April 1999 and all the preparation before.

During one of the performance I intend, because it will be in a big theater, 
to use a big Tele, like the 280, 400 or 560mm from the back of the room.

BTW, is there a blimp suitable for the R8 or similar camera?