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Subject: Re: [Leica] A modest PAW this week
From: Andrew Schroter <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 20:45:38 -0800
References: <007901c1a375$4c2615b0$0200000a@MARKVAIO> <>

You forgot about the R-series SLRs and their macro lenses.  Piece of cake, I
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From: "Mark Rabiner" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] A modest PAW this week

> Mark Davison wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > A still-life study, raindrops on a window. I took a number of pictures
> > the rain on my window, trying to convey the cool elegance of the drops.
> > Tried various cameras, lenses, points of view, but this moderate closeup
> > taken with my Bronica medium format camera seemed to give the best
> > between abstract geometry and mood.  The Leica M shots were too far away
> > (drops too small). Also, the Bronica wide open gives a nice creamy OOF
> > treatment of the background behind the window (which is itself a
> >
> > Has anyone else tried the exercise of shooting rain? Its an elusive
> > substance!
> ><Snip>
> So I'll be the devils advocate here again on this thing on the lug.
> I would have loved this shot even more if the photographer had not told
> us how the shots with the Leica M had just not cut it.
> As a die hard Leica LUG fanatic is makes me very sad. (He weeps and sobs)
> But then again it's a bit of a no brainer - macro photography is not
> exactly what most of us bought our Leica M's for is it?
> It's those closer magnifications this are most pointedly the systems
> weakness. No groundglass. Parallax.
> Unless we go to the unusual steps of using a dual range or Viso.
> But Everyone just loves it! So peaceful! So non political and non
> I call it a slightly pain in the ass thing to do on the LUG.
> Show us what the Leica M is NOT all about! Modest!
> Not just off topic but anti topic!
> But I'm sure no one said the PAW had to be about Leica i guess.
> Please!! Everyone show us the shots you did wide open with your damn
> Show us the shots you did with other cameras after your Leicas failed
> Mark Rabiner
> Portland, Oregon USA
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