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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Lenses For Wedding
From: "Barney Quinn" <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 12:40:03 -0400
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It might be worth your time to have your Hassy checked to make sure that
there isn't something wrong with it or that it doesn't need some


"" wrote:
> Hi,
>   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.
> Regards,
> David
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: Mark Rabiner
> Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 21:51:14 -0700
> To:
> 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.
> -
> Mark Rabiner
> Portland, Oregon USA
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