Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Street Mode vs View Camera Mode
From: "Julian Thomas" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 16:51:38 +0200
References: <00a001c0c74a$75121300$0201a8c0@Workgroup>

I spent a long time using only a tripod-mounted viewcamera, and recently
getting back to 35mm is scary. My reflexes are way off. I'm too slow and I
want to say to people 'slow down, I need to think about this...'. Bets of

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Filippone" <>
To: "Leica-Users-Group" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 4:26 PM
Subject: [Leica] Street Mode vs View Camera Mode

> I learned to shoot with 35mm cameras.  I took a lot of exposures to get
> one I finally "kept".  Most of those shots were variuos forms of
> or still lifes.  They varied in exposure, composition, and image interest.
> In the last 5 years, I have been focusing on shooting with a more
> contemplative approach, using the tripod, 4x5, and Hassy as the tools.  My
> photography has improved a lot......Focus is tack sharp, framing is
> (more)accurate, and esposure is almost always right on.
> Now I find myself heading for Europe to shoot people....and place/things.
> No tripod ( OK, I lied, a LITTLE tripod), Lightmeter in camera, multiple
> lenses, and fast on my feet....
> Is this the dawn of a new-old behavior pattern for me?  WIll the wind knob
> of the M6 become my crutch for new technique?  Bottom line, will I be able
> to capture on film what I want in the unconfining atmosphere that I have
> learned to shoot with?
> I think I will go out and shoot a roll today just to prove I can!
> Frank Filippone

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