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***Malcolm McCullough wrote: >>>>>Plaubel 6x7 for his 'Paris Texas' book (called Written in the West) >and that he has used a Leica M. >>>>His clear vision moves me, and his films (with Robbie Muller as DP) >contain >some of what I regard as the most enthralling and beautiful images ever >included in a motion picture. I'll second that - Wenders' work is beautiful, often thanks due partly to Muller. Robbie Muller was also DP on a couple of other stunningly beautiful films by another favourite of mine, Jim Jarmusch, "Down By Law" and "Dead Man" which anyone with an interest in cross-overs between film and photography might be interested in. BTW Wenders is another person who claims when he's making a film in colour he can't photograph in anything other than colour and likewise for b&w. ***Shel Belinkoff wrote: >>>>and noticed >that the meter didn't work until the shutter was wound on. When I'd only had my M6TTL a couple of weeks I accidently depressed the shutter without realising it and spent the next 3 hours worrying that something was wrong with my metering. It was only after deciding that the world was all broken before I realised my mistake and wound the film on. That was a real "doh!" moment. ***Bill Grimwood wrote: >>>>Several >shotguns have been recovered but the cameras are still missing. Sorry to hear of your loss. But I'm just curious - do you shoot and "shoot" at the same time?? You wouldn't want to get your tools mixed up - sounds like a very curious (potentially dangerous) mix! ***Ken Lee wrote: >>>>I guess I need a reason to take the pictures, and thought maybe you >folks >could help me find one. How about taking them for your own pleasure and/or satisfaction? I've taken photos for all sorts of reasons, commercial and otherwise, but the primary reason I take photographs is because I enjoy it and it gives me satisfaction. I don't need to _do_ anything with it. The pleasure of creating it is often enough. Do you really _need_ a purpose other than this? ***Austin Franklin wrote: >>>>Yeah, but I'm talking about US, not Australia. I don't know much about >Australia, except that it's "down under". Perhaps, the oppressive import >duties etc. is the reason it is "down under" ;-) I know a fair bit about the US - and one thing is that they don't seem to know how lucky they are in relation to the cost of equipment. As an Australian I sometimes look longingly at the excessively (comparatively) cheap prices of US Leica equipment. IMHO I think you need to stop whinging. ***Question: Can anyone tell me the "correct" resistance that the focussing ring on a lens should be? I've noticed the focussing on my Tri-Elmar to be much tighter / offer greater resistance than on, for example, the 50 Summilux which is smooth smooth smooth. Best Regards Lucian G.