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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Other photographers at the wedding
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 19:09:44 -0400

No, it was indeed a "live" church. And the shutter noise didn't bother
anyone but me....But quiet as it is, the M6 is, as you note, no Rollei.

You're probably right that if you don't ask, you'll get away with shooting
during the service, but I'd personally rather ask than run into a
potentially very unpleasant situation at the last minute.

- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Other photographers at the wedding

"B. D. Colen" wrote:
> I'm sure she didn't - but my daughter, who was assisting me, was standing
> 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

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

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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