Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Other photographers at the wedding
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 16:02:10 -0700
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"B. D. Colen" wrote:
> I'm sure she didn't - but my daughter, who was assisting me, was standing at
> the back of the church, and she sure heard it!;-)
Now That's what i call a LIVE church! Sure you were not too close to a mike?
A M6 is quiet but not the quietest camera out there.
I hear the M7 is quite a bit more quiet.

I KNOW a Rolleiflex is quite a bit more quiet!

My crazy trick which has worked for me is this.

The Priest finishes his sentence. I click. And flash for that matter.

But never during his sentence. During his words.
NO ONE cares about the camera when i work this way. On many weddings.
My Camera stuff does not interfere with what is being said at the podium.

I NEVER ask or have them ask the Church people if i can shoot during a wedding.

Such a question always ends up with the stupid no flash rule.
Then I'm the only camera out of a room of 120 cameras not flashing. Just clicking.

I tell them, and it is true, that once the minister sees me he will have
no qualms about me shooting and not set rules for me.

Mark Rabiner
Portland, Oregon USA
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