Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica and off-camera strobe
From: "James Mason, Arctic Sounder" <>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 07:48:40 -0900
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Rather than use a Leica for off camera flash, here's what I'd rather 
do: I'd get one of those photo booths they used to have a bus depots. 
Used to be that you put in four quarters and got four little head 
shots, like passport photos. I'd put wheels on it and push it around. 
I'd give people four quarters and tell them to get in and push the 
button. Then I'd give them two of the little pictures and keep two 
for myself to hang in the museum next to Cindy Sherman's work.

that would be easier than trying to use a Leica for off camera...

>All this flash stuff on M camera's is quite amazing, when you're talking
>about the finest available light camera/lenses around. Hell if you can see
> can shoot it!
>Besides why knock yourself out banging an M camera around with a flash when
>it's much easier to pick-up a point and shootie camera and do it all as a no
>brainer flash exercise! ;-)
>Remember guys... keep it simple, save the Leica for real picture taking. ;-)
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Marc Attinasi" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 12:48 AM
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica and off-camera strobe
>>  John David Emmett wrote:
>>  > Maybe someone can enlighten me on this? How do you shoot a Leica and
>>  > off-camera strobe, held in the left hand, and focus at the same time?
>>  > I'm not talking about still stuff either, where you can take all day,
>>  > but moving things, people, etc.
>>  Big flash bracket works for me - not a lot of flexibility in where the
>>  flash is, but it is well off camera and still leaves my left hand free.
>>  And, use a big flash so you can shoot at f8 or higher, that helps too :)
>>  - marc
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