Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/03/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Leica R6.2 question
From: "J. Gilbert Plantinga" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 15:30:05 -0500

I've been shooting my new-to me older version 280/2.8 hand held on the 
R8 + winder, the lens alone weighs >3 Kg. hand-held. That's what the 
pistol grip is for! I believe that the greater mass actually improves 
stability. Certainly not a problem if the shutter speed is >1/500sec.

On Monday, March 18, 2002, at 03:07  PM, Pascal wrote:

>> Also if you shoot hand-held then don't forget camera-shake.
>> The R6.2 + 100 APO + Winder combo is pretty heavy (> 2 kg!)
>> and I know I'd find it difficult holding that kind of mass
>> rock-steady.  Definitely time to use a tripod or at least
>> monopod.
> Hmmm, I shoot handheld with the R8 + motordrive + Vario 35-70/2.8 ASPH 
> (2.5
> kilos alltogether) and that works you know :-)
> If I had to use a tripod or monopod for this I would give up on the 
> system.

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