Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Users digest V17 #44
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 10:40:58 EDT

In a message dated 4/27/00 3:04:08 AM, writes:

<< In my opinion, shooting "human traffic" is probably one of the more 
things to do safely. Just too many variables, at least here in the city where 
the traffic is thick and you never know who you are going to meet...

Most of the antique cameras in my collection have right angle or swiveling 
finders. People were just as "difficult" having their privacy invaded 50 to 
100 years ago as they are now. It would be better to use a Rollei or even a 
Leica with a DeMornay Budd waist level finder attachment for street photos. 
Holding a camera at eye level and pointing it at someone is far too 
confrontational in paranoia wracked streets. One of my old cameras even 
resembles a pistol. Imagine using that one today.