Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/13

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Subject: RE: Re: [Leica] Lenses For Wedding
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Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 11:52:06 -0400


  I also have a Hassy 500CM with the 80mm which I gave up using due to focusing difficulty.  Is there any way of improving my ability to focus better.  Even with the Minolta bright screen, I have hard time focusing accurately.  Maybe, I am not yet used to the format.


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From: Mark Rabiner
Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 21:51:14 -0700
Subject: Re: [Leica] Lenses For Wedding

I tell many of my wedding clients to close their eyes and picture their wedding.
Then i tell them their wedding pictures are not going to look anywhere
near that good.
For one think I'm not using a fog filter. And I'm shooting mainly black
and white.

I tell him to look at my shots I'm showing them spread out on my kitchen
table so they can tell when their wedding shots will look like.
But they will look about one tenth as good.
Because what they are seeing is only a few shots from each wedding I've done.
By they why i sued to use 35mm for canids and the Hasselblad for formals
but i switched to all Hasselblad all sqares about 15 years ago.
I find squares very easy to shoot for the candids. And i never have to
turn the camera on the side for a vertical.

Off topic but i use the 80 and 50 on my Hasselblad for a wedding.
Usually most of the candids are done with the 50 which as about the same
horizontal angle of view as a 35 on a Leica. .... for the formals the 80
which is a "normal. lens" Although i find a square format with a normal
lens a horse of a different color. It's "normal" in 4 directions not
just 2 if you catch my drift.

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Mark Rabiner
Portland, Oregon USA
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