Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] The use of tripods
From: Andrew Schroter <>
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 10:09:30 -0800
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As I don't have/use Medium/large format cameras, I use both a Monopod and a
Tripod.  The tripod sees use  when I use Fuji's Velvia or Kodak's K64  when
I'm doing floral close-ups with the 100mm/2.8 APO macro in available light
(>1/8+ sec exposure, usually).  Also when using the 80-200/F4 Vario Elmar in
my SOHO photography, where I'm often shooting in shadows and wide open I'm
at 1/12+ sec exposure.

I use the mono pod when using Ilford's 50 B&W film in shooting street scenes
such as Parque Central and Parque Morazon in San Jose, Costa Rica.  Even at
2.8 with the 100mm APO I'm still getting slow exposure times.

Whatever it takes to get the best picture I can with the best grain I can
get it with.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam Carleton" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2002 5:08 AM
Subject: [Leica] The use of tripods

> I am just wondering...
> How many of you mount your Leica on a tripod?  And how often: 0%, 25%,
> 50%, 75%, or 95%?
> I must admit, owning three other camera systems (Nikon, Hasselblad, and
> 4x5) I mount my hasselblad on a tripod 75% of the time and the 4x5 100%
> of the time.  To Date, I have never found a reason to mount my Leica on
> a tripod, I opt for a larger format so I can make larger prints:)
> Sam Carleton
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