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Subject: [Leica] Suggestions for Europe Trip
From: pfang <>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 13:06:35 -0700 (PDT)

Luggers -

I need your sound advice for an upcoming 14 day Europe
Trip that I'm taking with (cringe!) a tour group.

To provide you with a little context, I will be
traveling to London, Paris, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Rome,
Florence / Tuscany, and Venice. 

I currently have the following for my core leica
equipment: 2 M6's, 35/2, 50/1.4, 90/2.8. I also
purchased a Sony S70 digital camera for other shots..

What are your recommendations for the following:

1) Color Print Film (B+W is a given)

I'm not sure whether I should get more Fuji NPH 400 or
Reala 100. I've heard that many of the museums do not
allow you to take flash photos, so it would make sense
for me to get a faster film, but I give up some on

2) Tripod

I currently have a Bogen 3221 with 3030 head, that I
use primarily for my 4x5. I'm definitely not into
lugging that around, and am considering the following

1) Bogen 3001 with 3030 head, or:
2) Monopod, or:
3) Small budget Slik U8000, or:
4) Smaller budget Slik Compact, and/or:
5) Mini Tripods

In addition to weight as a factor, I've also heard
that most museums won't let you take a tripod in the

3) Wide Angle Lens

I'm contemplating the purchase of a 24 or 21mm M Lens,
in order to capture everything. One of my concerns it
that the usage will not justify the cost (possibly

3) Any other things you would suggest???

I appreciate your help!


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