Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/11

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Subject: [Leica] Re: W_I_D_E
From: Andrew Nemeth <>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 05:54:43 +1100 wrote:

> I did take me a while to learn the strange stance
> of shooting verticals with the 12, without deciding
> to join a dietary regime of some kind.


Apologies in advance if you know this already, but shoot
using a spirit level in the camera's hotshoe!

You can buy double-bubble versions by Hama and then all
you have to do is hold the camera at arms length from you
body, line up the levels, and then bang - the picture is
yours without your feet or arms or anything else in the
shot.  Your verticals will always be nice & straight as

BTW - now _these_ are what I call a wide shots:

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120-degrees vertical, 360-degrees wide.  Shot hand-held
using a 16mm R fisheye, R->M lens adapter and M6.  8x
separate shots which were then merged together in photoshop
to give the seemless panorama.

Compared to these, the 12mm is a telephoto.  :?)


Andrew Nemeth

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